Abstract - The Information Society 23(2)

Bridging the Divide: Building Asia-Pacific Capacity for Effective Reforms  

Rohan Samarajiva and Sujata Gamage  

This paper spotlights the need to develop capacity for ICT policy and regulation within developing countries.   It argues that capacity should to be developed among all stakeholders, not solely within government agencies, because that would enable effective participation by many players in the regulatory process. The resulting participatory regulatory process will in turn increase accountability and procedural legitimacy.  The paper examines different approaches to developing in-situ expertise, especially just-in-time learning and open-source research.


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