Digital Review of Asia Pacific (DirAP) - Phase II

The Digital Review of Asia Pacific (DirAP) has a mission to generate new knowledge and literature about the state of practice of information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) in the Asia-Pacific region. It does so by providing in-depth analyses and syntheses of ICT policy, technology development and application, issues and debates, and the significance of ICT deployment for national and regional social development. As a result of Phase I, supported under project 101055, two editions of DirAP were published. The first was launched at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva (December 2003) and the second will be launched at the WSIS in Tunis (November 2005) in both English and French. This phase of DirAP will put in place a new editorial structure and team, showcase research pieces resulting from the work, follow concerns about ICT4D policy and human capacity building patterns, and add new publishing features to the presentation of both hard and electronic versions of DirAP. The website will undergo major renovation to make it more interactive and dynamic.

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Start Date

Monday, January 2, 2006

End Date

Saturday, October 2, 2010


48 months

IDRC Officer

Ng Lee Hoon, Maria

Total funding

CA$ 785,542


Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Networked Economies

Project Leader

Alain Modoux


ORBICOM: The Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communications

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