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UNESCAP Research Study on E-government and gender equality in the Asia-Pacific

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Research Papers and Reports

IT for Change carried out a 5-country research study on gender and e-government in the Asia-Pacific, in partnership with UNESCAP and UNPOG. This study examined how e-government norms, rules and practices impact institutional shifts towards gender equality and women’s empowerment by focusing on its key components – service delivery, citizen uptake and connectivity architecture. It adopted an institutional analysis framework to map the state of play with respect to e-government policies and interventions in five countries in the region (Australia, Fiji, India, the Philippines and the Republic of Korea) and conduct an in-depth analysis of twelve good practices in gender-responsive e-government. The key findings of the study are accessible here.

The second phase of the study is currently in progress. As part of this, a state of play analysis is being undertaken in two more countries in the region -- Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Additionally, an online training toolkit and modules on e-government for women’s empowerment are being developed, based on the key findings.

IT for Change (2016). E-government for women's empowerment in Asia and the Pacific.

IT for Change (2015) E-government and gender equality in the Asia-Pacific- Framework for a Research Study.pdf314.39 KB