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Role of e-government to promote gender equality in the Asia-Pacific region

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Frame of Image nd MDG emphasize gender-perspective in public sector; the emergence of e-government may open a new perspective on women’s participation  However, concerns also exist; fear of less participation due to inequality in access to / availability of ICT-enabled info/services for women
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Introduction (2)
 Research Objectives
 Analyze the degree to which the e-government development and provisions in the Asia Pacific countries contribute to promote gender equality  Provide a toolkit to assess national e-government readiness for gender empowerment  Provide a foundation for further data collection / research at a global level to include more gendersensitive approach in e-government development and assessment
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Context of e-Gov and Gender Equality
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Literature Review
 Gender and ICT/e-Government
 Previous literature center on rather normative policy recommendations that more ICT measures should be developed/ implemented/ monitored for women  Lack of empirical research that measures the actual readiness of the government to utilize ICT for gender empowerment in public affairs  Need to capture gender-disaggregated aspects of egovernment provisions
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ICT Challenges
Aspects • • • • Challenges Sociocultural factors (mobility, attitudes towards tech) Rural-urban divide/ infrastructure Literacy Income inequality (affordability)
Access
Capacity Contents/ Services Participation/ Advocacy
• Level of education/computer/technical skills • Information literacy/ Trust in ICT artifact • Langua


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Title Role of e-government to promote gender equality in the Asia-Pacific region
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Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Choi, Dong Ju; Zoo, Hanah

Publisher

KWDI

Date 2012-03
Pages 42
Subject Country Bangladesh(Asia and Pacific)
Malaysia(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Gender
Government and Law < Public Administration