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Key issues

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The enabling role that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can play in facilitating and accelerating socio-economic development (ICT4D) is now being recognized by most African governments. A growing number of national and local governments are setting up national ICT policies, putting critical information online, automating administrative processes and interacting with their citizens through online services, yet the great opportunities offered by these new technologies remains largely unexploited.

Governance assessments
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The Guide offers access to publications produced by experts, institutions and organisations that work in the field of governance assessments and provides practical information about how to address issues related to assessments, drawing upon evidence about what works, and identifying innovations in approaches, policy and practice.