Municipal ICT Capacity and its Impact on the Climate-Change Affected Urban Poor : The Case of Mozambique | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
March 2013
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oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/12623
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CC BY 3.0 Unported

The objective of conducting this case
study on Mozambique is to uncover the pattern of municipal
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) impact that
may exist in other low-capacity countries with analogous
political economy structures in relation to leveraging ICT
in public sectors. The study concludes by suggesting
measures to link the continent's ICT boom in
citizen-based mobile telephony and internet usage with the
rapid rise of public sector ICT phenomena as a promising
means to plug service delivery gaps. In view of these
highlights, this report stands to serve as a valuable
resource guide to a wide audience of practitioners,
including policy wonks, urban specialists; ICT and climate
change enthusiasts, as well as social accountability
activists. This report consists of five sections. Section
one details the impact of climate change on
Mozambique's urban poor while also providing an
overview of the country's disaster response system. In
view of the decentralization of much of Mozambique's
ICT and other resources among municipal governments, section
two sheds light on leveraging local government-level ICT
towards enhancing urban climate resilience and disseminates
awareness on the 'ICT- Action Plan for the Reduction of
Absolute Poverty (PARPA)' framework. Section three
describes the four ICT tools most widely being used towards
climate-change adaptation, while Section 4 seeks to quantify
the level to which municipal ICT growth is having an impact
on urban climate resilience generally, and seeks to answer
the question of whether it is having an equitable impact on
the poor. Upon measuring the extent to which urban climate
resilience is being enhanced and analyzing differential
impact on the urban poor, section five recommends targeted
reform in ICT-PARPA framework such that ICT impact is
equitable for all communities, and postulates how such
reform can be realized.

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