Publications

The spillover effect

  • Gender Responsive E-governance: Exploring the Transformative Potential

    • Published date: 2008
    • Published By: UNDP
    • Abstract: The concept of the governance is emerging especially after the evolving of the new technologies. The new technologies is providing the concept of the governance with efficiency, transparency as well as networks for participation. The merging between the new technologies and the governance has produced the "democratic governance" , which includes three new processes: E-governance thus includes three core components: e-administration, e-services and e-participation. As usual, this new operation as its effect on the area of the gender issues. Involving the gender element in areas of policy-making processes for e-governance planning; delivery of basic services and public information via ICTs; and empowerment of stakeholders, particularly women, to use ICT networks to engage with governments over governance processes becomes a high priority.
      Respecting this issue, the following paper is reviewing : an overview of the intersection between ICT, gender and e-governance and UNDP’s mandate in regards to this field, the work done by UNDP to integrate these areas, the considerations and the obstacles for e-governance programming. In addition, it represents entry points for continued programming on gender and e-governance and makes recommendations for closing the existing gender gap in specific e-governance interventions

  • The impact of New ICTs on information behavior of women in politics

    • Published date: Not Available
    • Published By: International Knowledge Network of women in politics
    • Abstract: The method of information usage is one of the determents which called the " information behavior" . This idea of information behavior is neglected by several political campaigns. Enhancing the previous behavior by using and accessing to new technologies is one of the primer solutions . This solution will facilitate the political behavior for marginalized categories especially the women. Further , it highlights some strategies that have been used to occur this problem , focusing mainly on networking, civil society and education at large.
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