|Descripción de la actividad:
ODFD initiative aims at making available at no cost e-Government applications owned by developed countries to developing countries by encouraging the North-South and South-South cooperation as an effective contribution to development and as a means to share and transfer good practices and technologies.
‘ODfD’ is based on no-cost software technology transfer from developed to developing countries at the symbolic price of one dollar. The underlying rationale for this initiative is that, sustainable MDG-based strategies of developing countries require significant public investments to spur local scientific innovation and technological development. Developed Countries have successfully developed and deployed e-Government applications, most of which could be easily duplicated, re-deployed in developing countries to support local innovation and technological development with far reaching impacts on the national economy in general and in the field of governance in particular.
“ODfD” is a practical initiative to support developing countries to achieve the MDGs by integrating ICTs as a catalyst to give a big push to the development efforts. The initiative further supports the economic and sustainable development including strengthening human capital, and creating avenues for employment generation through strong public-private partnership as envisaged in MDG goal 8.
ODfD works in line with the objectives of the Phase 2 of WSIS as it presents a plausible solution for the developing countries in the field of Internet governance. Strong public systems are needed to provide the human capital and infrastructure for firms to thrive and access world markets. ODfD helps provide improved governance through efficient and effective Public Administration systems and services that are indispensable for the growth of a Nation.
The project draws its mandate from the resolution (A/60/L.24 & A/60/L.24/Add.1) on Public administration and development, which “encourages the international community to increase support for national efforts, including those of developing countries in public administration, particularly through North-South cooperation, South-South cooperation and public-private partnership to provide financial, educational, material and technical support and cooperation. It Urges the United Nations to maximize the effectiveness of its activities in the field of public administration and development by strengthening partnerships with other international and regional organizations, as appropriate, and by promoting the use of information and communications technology as a tool for development.” (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe: draft resolution
Additionally, the Project ‘One Dollar for Development’ draws its mandate from the recent ECOSOC Resolution E/2005/L.35* Un Public Private Alliance for Rural Development and the resolutions 50/225 of 19 April 1996, 53/201 of 15 December 1998, 56/213 of 21 December 2001, 57/277 of 20 December 2002 and 57/231 of 11 March 2004 on public administration and development, as well as Economic and Social Council resolution 2001/45 of 20 December 2001, and the report of the Secretary-General on the role of public administration in the implementation of the United Nations Millennium Declaration; the project believes that efficient, accountable, effective and transparent public administration, at both the national and international levels, has a key role to play in the implementation of the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the United Nations Millennium Declaration, and in that context stresses the need to strengthen national public sector administrative and managerial capacity-building, in particular the Non G8 countries.
Bearing in mind the urgent needs of the developing countries, stresses that the developed countries should fulfill commitments laid down in Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Action to transfer technology to developing countries. The initiative works towards an action oriented implementation by making available at no cost e-Government applications owned by developed countries to developing countries by encouraging promotion of North-South cooperation, whereby developed countries and other major UN Agencies owning such applications will make available their in-use software to developing countries at a symbolic price of one dollar (the price of the CD-ROM used to store the application). It is also seen as an opportunity to mobilize the South-South cooperation, where pilot countries could promote and publicize the initiative as a ‘best practice’ for good governance.
The Initiate also draws its inspiration from Forums like the Global Forum on Reinventing Government which in the wake of 21st century marked by incredible advances in globalization, information technology and democratization, provides a platform for discussions on “good governance”.
ODfD is being promoted through the UN-NGO-IRENE Network of the NGO Section, DESA, United Nations. The UN-NGO-IRENE operates at regional levels, the hubs being, Africa, Arab States, Eastern Europe & CIS, Western Europe, North America, The Caribbean, Latin America, Asia & The Pacific
This project has been submitted to the Golden Book database.