ICTs, development and government: from e-Readiness to e-Awareness


Peña-López, I. (2008). ICTs, development and government: from e-Readiness to e-Awareness. Seminar imparted in Barcelona, October 20th, 2008 at the Executive Master in e-Governance, école Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Barcelona: ICTlogy. Retrieved October 20, 2008 from http://ictlogy.net/presentations/20081020_ismael_pena-lopez_-_ict_development_government.pdf

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Type of work: Seminar


Digital Divide | Digital Inclusion | Digital Literacy | e-Readiness | ICT4D


These are the materials I used on a seminar belonging to the Executive Master in e-Governance organized by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and partnered by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

ICTs, development and government: from e-Readiness to e-Awareness

Recommended Readings
Association for Progressive Communications & Instituto del Tercer Mundo (2007). Global Information Society Watch 2007. [online]: APC & ITeM. (See, especially, pages 77-95)

Take your home country as the basis.

Describe the strengths and weaknesses of this country in the following five fields:

  • Infrastructures
  • ICT Sector
  • Digital Literacy
  • Content and Services
  • Legal Framework

and relate them to what you think is critical to establish a full range of operational e-Government initiatives (basic, intermediate and advanced levels).

Evaluation criteria:

  • Identification of main/critical aspects
  • Depth of analysis, conclusions backed with data/evidence…
  • Use (and citation) of appropriate and complementary references
  • Quality of exposition, structure, clarity of language…

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