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					Questionnaire for Asia-Pacific UNDP ICT Programme Officers/Focal
Points – Section I to IV

Prepared by
Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (UNDP APDIP)
www.apdip.net
[Background] [Submission] [Section I] [Section II] [Section III] [Section IV] [Top]

DEADLINE
PLEASE BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS BEFORE NOVEMBER 15, 2002.

BACKGROUND

As a pre-workshop exercise, the Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP)
has prepared this questionnaire to gather and share information on the state of ICT for
Development in countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

APDIP will collect all questionnaire submissions, compile, and make available the information
to participants of the Workshop for UNDP Country Office ICT Programme Officers/Focal
Points in Asia-Pacific. It is our hope that this information will be used as reference material
for discussion during and beyond the workshop.

APDIP hopes to keep this information up-to-date by putting most, if not all of it, on the APDIP
website (www.apdip.net) so that Country Offices can feed any new information onto our web
pages anytime they wish after the workshop.

This questionnaire is to be completed by the UNDP ICT Focal Point/Programme Officer
in Country Offices in the Asia-Pacific region. We highly recommend that every ICT focal
point/programme officer complete the questionnaire, even if he/she can not attend the Kuala
Lumpur workshop in December 2002.

With this questionnaire, we are attempting to compile a snap-shot of what is happening in ICT
for Development at three primary levels. First, what is the Government is doing? Second,
what is the donor community focussed on in the country with regard to ICT for Development?
And third, what is the UNDP Country Office is doing?

COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRE AND SUBMISSION

This questionnaire is divided into four sections – (1) UNDP ICT Focal Point/Programme
Officer, (2) The Government and Local Initiatives, (3) Donor Community, and (4) UNDP
Country Office.


[Background] [Submission] [Section I] [Section II] [Section III] [Section IV] [Top]
[Background] [Submission] [Section I] [Section II] [Section III] [Section IV] [Top]

SECTION I – UNDP ICT FOCAL POINT/PROGRAMME OFFICER

“Section I – UNDP ICT Focal Point/ Programme Officer” is designed to gather basic contact
information about the UNDP ICT Focal Point/Programme Officer.

 UNDP ICT Programme Officer/Focal Point
 ICT Programme Office/Focal Point A
    Full Name
    Designation/Position
    Station (UNDP Country Office)
    Email Address
    Telephone Number
    Fax Number
 ICT Programme Office/Focal Point B
    Full Name
    Designation/Position
    Station (UNDP Country Office)
    Email Address
    Telephone Number
    Fax Number

[Background] [Submission] [Section I] [Section II] [Section III] [Section IV] [Top]
[Background] [Submission] [Section I] [Section II] [Section III] [Section IV] [Top]

SECTION II – THE GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL INITIATIVES

“Section II – The Government and Local Initiatives” is designed to quickly assess the
Government’s efforts in ICT for Development. Here we are focussing on five main categories of
interest – (1) “e-Readiness Assessment”, (2) “National Development Priorities”, (3) “Existing e-
Policies, -Strategies, Acts, Decrees, etc”, (4) “Access”, and (5) significant programmes, projects,
and initiatives on “Local Content Development and Knowledge Management”.

 Government Agency(ies) with Primary Responsibility
 Ministry/Agency
 Contact Person A
    Full Name (First, Last)
    Designation/Title
    Email Address
 Contact Person B
    Full Name (First, Last)
    Designation/Title
    Email Address

 National Development Priorities
 Please list the Government’s primary developmental and sectoral priorities:


 e-Readiness Assessment
 Has the Government (or any third party or donor) conducted a multi-sectoral ICT or e-readiness
 assessment of the country?

    Yes     No

 If YES, please provide details (title, conducted by, year, and URL):

 If NO, please indicate if you think an assessment is required:


 Existing e-Policies, -Strategies, Acts, Decrees, etc
 Has the Government developed, or is the Government planning to develop, ICT policies?

    Yes     No

 If YES, please provide a description of the Government’s plan of action:

 If NO, please suggest how UNDP may assist in formulating ICT policies, and proceed to the
 next set of questions.

 Ministry/Agency in Charge of ICT
 Policy Formulation
 Scope of ICT Policies                   Please indicate the scope of existing ICT policies. Do
                                         they cover education, health, telecom, public sector
                                         reform, gender, rural access to ICTs, etc.
 Was the process of ICT policy formulation participatory in nature, and did it involve
 stakeholders?

    Yes     No
 If YES, please list the sectors/players that were involved:

 Does the Government have an official policy on ICT and Gender?

    Yes     No

 If YES, please briefly describe the Government’s policy on ICT and Gender:

 If NO, is the UNDP Country Office looking to advise the Government on Gender issues relating
 to ICTs?

 Does the Government have an official policy on Open Source Software?

    Yes     No

 If YES, please briefly describe the Government’s policy on Open Source Software (e.g. is Open
 Source a policy for Government procurement of software; is there a policy on Open Source
 technologies to foster industry?):

 List the principle governmental and non-governmental players in Open Source in the country:


 Access
 How is the Government addressing the issue of equitable access to ICT for all of its citizens,
 especially marginalized groups and those in rural communities?

 What is the Government planning to do to increase local connectivity to the Internet?

 Has the Government implemented, or is it planning to implement, e-government/e-governance
 initiatives to better deliver government services through the application of ICT and to improve
 government transparency and efficiency?

    Yes     No

 If YES, please briefly describe what has been done:

 If NO, is the UNDP Country Office looking to advise the Government on e-government


 Local Content Development and Knowledge Management
 Is the Government aware of or is it active in standardization and localization of ICTs (e.g. local
 input/output conventions and standards for digital exchange, development of local language
 character sets conforming to international UNICODE and other standards) for fostering local
 content development and knowledge management?

    Yes     No

 If YES, please briefly describe what has been done to foster local content development and
 knowledge management.

 Please suggest how UNDP can assist in further developing local content development.


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[Background] [Submission] [Section I] [Section II] [Section III] [Section IV] [Top]

SECTION III – DONOR COMMUNITY

“Section III – Donor Community” is designed to quickly assess the donor community’s
contribution (bilateral, multilateral, formulations, etc) to ICT for Development. Here, we are
requesting information on who are the top donors, and what is their primary interest and/or focus.

 International Donors of ICT for Development

 Please list (in order of total contributions for 2002) the top five donors who have invested
 in ICT for Development. DO NOT include UNDP.
      Donor                           Specific Area of Support       Amount (USD)
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5

 Please list (in order of priority) the five top areas of ICT for Development for the donor
 community. E.g. e-Government, e-Commerce, e-Learning, ICT policy, etc.
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5

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[Background] [Submission] [Section I] [Section II] [Section III] [Section IV] [Top]

SECTION IV – UNDP COUNTRY OFFICE

“Section IV – UNDP Country Office” is designed to quickly assess the general ICT for
Development programme area of the UNDP Country Office. We are requesting information on
the areas of focus, resource mobilization, and the challenges and successes in ICT for
Development interventions, and on specific ICT for Development projects/activities undertaken by
the Country Office.

 Please list and describe the three primary ICT for Development areas of focus for your
 UNDP Country Office.

 NOTE: Please DO NOT list actual projects/activities, there is another section for this
 information. Please describe the general focus areas (e-policies, e-government, e-
 commerce, e-learning, etc.) instead.
 Area One

 Area Two

 Area Three



 Check List: Please provide additional comments where applicable.
 UNDP has played or is playing a crucial role in assisting the national government with ICT policy
 formulation.
    Yes     No

 If YES, how?

 ICT for Development is a well established programme area within your UNDP Country Office.

    Yes     No

 If YES, please describe:

 The UNDP Country Office requires assistance in identifying UNDP’s potential niche in ICT for
 Development interventions in the country.

    Yes     No

 The UNDP Country Office is in partnership with the local government in ICT for Development
 initiatives/projects/activities.

    Yes     No

 If YES, please list the government agencies or ministries:

 Please share with us some UNDP County Office success stories, lessons learned, etc., with
 respect to the work that you have done in ICT for Development.

 What are the major external obstacles in delivering ICT for Development outputs, thus far?
 And how has the Country Office overcome these obstacles?
What are the major internal obstacles in delivering ICT for Development outputs, thus far?
And how has the Country Office overcome these obstacles? Please provide suggestions on
how to overcome these obstacles.

				
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