UNU-IIST is collaborating with University of Koblenz-Landau, Technical University Delft, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, and other partners on eGovPoliNet initiative supported by the European Commission. The initiative aims to establish an International Policy Community which deals with ICT solutions for Governance and Policy Modeling by bridging different communities of expertise around the globe.
There is increasing recognition that local ownership is critical to the success and sustainability of poverty reduction initiatives. This requires creation of capacity at the local level.
Sustainable Development is a major item on the agenda of most governments today. In general, Sustainable Development aims at social justice and overcoming inequalities within the society, environmental protection and economic efficiency, while making sure that addressing the needs of the present generation does not jeopardize the prospects for future generations to meet their needs.
Increasingly, ICT plays a strategic, mission-fulfilment role in the working of governments and public sector organizations. Given this, it becomes increasingly important for governments to establish the positions responsible for adopting, applying and managing the change introduced by information technology, to establish organizational structures supporting such positions, and to develop a pool of staff qualified for them.