|Public sector computerization
note that the public sector computerization
pages are no longer updated.
|Last substantive update:
17 September 2001
| 2 March 2001 - Important
notice on the Public sector computerization pages:
The ESCAP Committee
on Statistics recommended on 1 December
2000 that any IT-related activity under the
statistics subprogramme should be directly
relevant to statistical offices, see paragraph
90 of the report http://www.unescap.org/stat/cos12/e1214e.pdf
"90. The Committee supported
the recommendation of the Bureau [of the Committee
on Statistics] to retain public sector computerization
in the Committee's terms of reference, but
at the same time, to limit the scope of information
technology activities of the statistics subprogramme
so that they were directly relevant to the
work of statistical offices. The Committee
felt that such an interpretation was fully
consistent with the preambular phrase in its
terms of reference, whereby the Committee
acted as the focus of regional statistical
development. The Committee thus decided to
leave its terms of reference unchanged."
The Committee's recommendation, which is
to be endorsed by the fifty-seventh
session of the ESCAP Commission in April
2001, has effectively halted all public sector
computerization activities under the Statistics
subprogramme. The marginal resources, which
have been used to support the activities and
this web site, are now being used to support
statistical IT activities, information about
which can be found elsewhere on the Statistics
Division's web site.
Although the old pages will be kept available
for the time being, it is advisable to refrain
from linking to them. Thank you.
|Papers, articles, presentations
Public sector computerization was a small-scale
activity under the ESCAP Committee on Statistics
promoting the use of modern information technology
in member and associate member governments.
The ESCAP secretariat used to publish
twice a year the Government
Computerization Newsletter which had a
circulation of 700 hard copies, mainly within
public sector organizations and libraries
in the Asia and Pacific region.
To encourage intercountry contacts and
exchange of information, the secretariat was
maintaining a list of government
IT links for policy makers, executives
and IT managers in the public sector.
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|This page was last modified on 15 March 2002.
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