CONCEPT NOTE AND PROGRAMME THEMES SECOND ANNUAL CENTRAL ASIA INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM 2017 «BULDING AN INTERNET COMMUNITY FOR ALL»

22-23 June 2017,

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

     The Internet is continuing to transform the Central Asia region.  Access to Internet is becoming more ubiquitous and affordable driven by expansion of mobile infrastructure. New initiatives in E government, Open Data and biometric identification are expected to lead to greater adoption of ICTs in government, economy, and society.  At the same time, access is not universal and government and industry must work to ensure that rural and remote populations, as well as the poor and other marginalized groups can benefit equally from the information revolution.

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Assessment of readiness for the use of open data in the Republic of Tajikistan

It is widely believed that Open Government Data (OGD) policies can lead to greater transparency, accountability and citizen engagement. It is also believed that they can foster government efficiency, better public service delivery and better policy by evidence-based decision-making. This can not only support the Country’s Development and leverage Good Governance goals, but also save tax money. In addition to these benefits OGD might unwheel potentials for innovation, creation of jobs and economic growth.

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