APC carries out a lot of research. Why? Because we link research to capacity building, to changed practice, to networking and advocacy. When we undertake research it is usually because we have an underlying advocacy goal. For example, we have worked with local researcher-activists to conduct research on telecomms policy in the Andean region because our long term goal is to bring down the price of broadband there.

The research is then used in broader capacity development: training, building knowledge of the issues, making information available in the public domain. Simultaneously we facilitate participation in policy processes, giving people an opportunity to use and test the research in real policy processes. The other element of this method, which is what we see makes it produce sustainable results, is that we tend to link researchers and other people seeking policy change, supporting the emergence of networks that then often continue on their own.

Title Authorsort icon Date Languages
A review of telecommunications policy and challenges in Rwanda Albert Nsengiyumva and Emmanuel Habumuremyi Sep 2009 English
Communication for influence in Central, East and West Africa (CICEWA): Collected research and articles APC Sep 2009
Planting the Knowledge Seed: Adapting to climate change using ICTs Patrick Kalas and Alan Finlay Sep 2009 English
Kenya Communications Amendment Act (2009): Progressive or retrogressive? Rebecca Wanjiku Sep 2009 English
Communication for influence (CILAC): Research and advocacy Jun 2009
Colombia: Social appropriation: The implementation of the new Compartel telecentres Colnodo Jun 2009 Spanish
Introductory report: Telecommunications Regulation and Broadband Development: Implications for the Andean region Guillermo Mastrini and Carolina Aguerre Jun 2009 English
Introduction to the Regional Advocacy reports: Universal Access Funds in the Andean Region Hugo Carrión Gordón Jun 2009 English
Ecuador: Fund for the Development of Telecommunications in Rural and Urban-marginal Areas Hugo Carrión Gordón Jun 2009 Spanish
Peru: The Battle for Control of the Internet Jorge Bossio Jun 2009 English
Colombia: The strategy of opening educational institutions as community internet access centres Jorge Mauricio Escobar Sarria, Olga Patricia Paz Martínez y Paula Andrea Ospina Saavedra Jun 2009 Spanish
Peru: Fund for the Investment in Telecommunications Laura León Kanashiro Jun 2009 Spanish
Colombia: Communications Fund Marco Pérez Jun 2009 Spanish
Ecuador: Wireless Networks for Development María Eugenia Hidalgo Jun 2009 English
Bolivia: Universal Broadband Access: Advances and challenges Orlando D. Arratia Jun 2009 English
Ecuador: Inputs from civil society for the formulation of the Communication Law Raquel Escobar Guevara Jun 2009 Spanish
Peru: Public strategies for new technologies in rural areas Roberto Bustamante Vento y Maicu Alvarado V. Jun 2009 Spanish
Venezuela: Fund for Universal Service Sandra L. Benítez U. Jun 2009 Spanish
Venezuela: Analysis of the proposal for reforming the Telecommunications, informatics and postal services law Sandra L. Benítez U., Adela Vivas y Luis Germán Rodríguez Jun 2009 Spanish
Venezuela: NAP: An Opportunity to Improve Universal Broadband Access? Ysabel Briceño Jun 2009 English

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