Philippine Journal of Public Administration, Vol 52, No 1 (2008)

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Mapping ICT4D Projects in the Philippines

Erwin C. Alampay, Noriel C. Tiglao

Abstract


The potential of information communications technology (ICT), as a vehicle of communication, is now largely maximized to effect development. Development pertains to activities that relate to the socioeconomic well-being of the country. Current initiatives involving ICT for development (ICT4D) are characterized by ICT projects that have direct impact on people empowerment particularly those in poor communities, help alleviate poverty and address key millennium development goals. Concrete programs on ICT4D in the country include e-agriculture, e-business, e-employment, e-government, e-science, e-health and e-learning. An inventory of ICT4D projects in the Philippines to help achieve the objectives of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in promoting ICT4D concludes the article.