Pakistan ICT4D Resources

The following is a link to Pakistan’s national IT Policy written originally in August 2000 put forth by the IT & Telecommunications Division  Ministry of Science & Technology Government of Pakistan. It’s last revision took place in June 2012. http://www.pakboi.gov.pk/pdf/National_IT_Policy.pdf

The following link is is titled  “A Qualitative Inquiry of ICT based Socio-Economic Development in Developing Countries: The Case of Pakistan, written by B. Naveed in 2009. He anaylzes the Pakistan’s IT policy including areas of noted development and areas still lacking in terms of ICT. I found his anaylsis very helping in understanding Pakistan through an ICT4D lens. http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/f/Baqir_uncg_0154D_10238.pdf

The following has several links to various webistes with data reports, ICT reports, broadband usage, among several other resources with information on Pakistan as a nation and ICT for development.http://www.internetworldstats.com/asia/pk.htm Internet usage, broadband and telecommunications reports

The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is a space for collaborative monitoring of implementation of international (and national) commitments made by governments towards the creation of an inclusive information society, with an integrated World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) action agenda. The GISWatch Reports are a series of yearly reports covering the state of the information society from the perspectives of civil society, such as including ICTS and environmental sustainability; Access to Online Information and Knowledge; Acess to Infrastrure; Internet rights and Democratization; Internet and Corrpuption. There is interesting and relevant information on Pakistan in most of these reports.

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