Pakistan ICT4D Resources

ICT Policy

Draft National ICT Policy

Last Updated: July 3, 2012

Published by: Ministry of Information Technology, Government of Pakistan

Language: English

 

IT Policy and Action Plan

Last Updated: August 18, 2000

Published by: IT & Telecommunications Division, Ministry of Science & Technology Government of Pakistan

Language: English

 

Government Websites

Pakistan Ministry of Information Technology

This website provides an overview of the role of the Ministry of Information Technology in Pakistan and has several plans, policies and other publications. It also offers valuable information on the current events within the Ministry of Information Technology.  The website is in English , up-to-date, and is a good place to start your research.  

 

Pakistan Ministry of Science and Technology

This website provides an overview of the Ministry of Science and Technology. This Ministry is more science based, but can still be helpful in providing some ICT information. It is entirely in English and kept up-to-date.

 

Pakistan Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms

This website provides an overview of the role of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, which was created to help monitor various projects, programs and initiatives. The website and publications are in English and are up-to-date.

 

Case Study

Sending A Message of Accountability: SMS Helps Improve Services after Pakistani Floods

The Strengthening Participatory Organization, the Popular Engagement Policy Lab, and Raabta Consultants teamed up to create a “Complaints and Response Mechanism using FrontlineSMS.”

Time Frame: 2011-Present

 

External Resources

ICTs for Development: Moving Out of the Pakistani Paradox

Author: Hasan Rizvi

Last Updated: 2003

 

A Qualitative Inquiry of ICT Based Socio-Economic Development in Developing Countries: The Case of Pakistan

Author: Muhammad Naveed Baqir

Last Updated: 2009

 

The Gender Digital Divide in Rural Pakistan: How Wide Is It and How to Bridge It?

Author: Karin Astrid Siegmann, Sustainable Policy Development Institute

Last Updated: 2009

 

Due to Pakistan’s recent technology boom, it is relatively easy to find statistics about ICT and resources on their ICT Policy and the digital divide. All of the publications I found and used were written in English so it was easy to read. It will be interesting to see how Pakistan manages this ICT growth in the future and whether the ICT policy goals will be met; therefore, it is definitely a great country to analyze for this project.

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