This book was prepared by UNDP’s Regional Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia, within the regional Democratic Governance framework, in close cooperation with UNDP field offices in 19 countries that shared their experience and knowledge in using information and communication technology for development (ICTD).

Dedicated to the first meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Geneva during 10–12 December 2003, this publication presents a collection of knowledge-based best practices accumulated by UNDP in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Its main purpose is to identify and share UNDP’s know-how in this rapidly emerging area, by showing how ICT can promote socio-economic development and good governance.

The articles collected here give readers – be they professionals living in capital cities or residents of small remote towns – a glimpse of the powerful transformative force ICT can be when deployed wisely. The book contains the ICTD profiles of 23 countries.

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