Topical and Sectoral Studies

The Information Revolution in Development Assistance
Executive Summary (June 2001)

Institute for International Cooperation
Japan International Cooperation Agency

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Cover: The Information Revolution in Development Assistance

Contents (PDF/208KB)

Foreword

Outline of This Research

  • 1. Background
  • 2. Purpose of Research and Questions to Answer
  • 3. Research Methods
  • 4. The Members of the Study Committee

Direction of Japan's Future Assistance for ICT Utilization

1. Purpose of Assistance for ICT utilization
  • 1.1 Definition and Characteristics of ICT
  • 1.2 Significance and Purpose of Assistance for ICT Utilization
2. Direction of Assistance for ICT Utilization
  • 2.1 Formulation of ICT Strategies
  • 2.2 Telecommunications
  • 2.3 ICT Utilization in Various Sectors
  • 2.3.1 Education and Training
  • 2.3.2 Healthcare
  • 2.3.3 Governance
  • 2.3.4 Poverty Reduction
  • 2.3.5 Environment
3. Toward a Global Information Society
  • 3.1 Informative Contents and an Easy-to-use System
  • 3.2 Reliability of the Information
  • 3.3 Human Resources Development and Raising People's Awareness
  • 3.4 Operation and Management Systems and User Support Systems
  • 3.5 Economic Feasibility and Selection of Appropriate Media
  • 3.6 Legislation
  • 3.7 Security and Privacy Protection
  • 3.8 Intellectual Property Rights
  • 3.9 Consideration for People Who Do Not Have Access to ICT
  • 3.10 Brain Drain
  • 3.11 Human Resources Development in Japan
  • 3.12 Private Sector Participation and Cooperation with Universities
4. Need for the Reform of JICA's Assistance System
  • 4.1 Fast and Flexible Decision-making and Assistance Operations
  • 4.2 Effective Cooperation between Aid Agencies
  • 4.3 Reform in accordance with the Actual State of the ICT Industry
  • 4.4 Establishment of Knowledge Databases and Information Dissemination through Websites
  • 4.5 Cost Structures
  • 4.6 Raising People's Awareness

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