Union Digital Centers (UDCs) in Delivering Services: Roles, Potentials and Challenges - Full Report (English)
In contemporary world, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are recognized as powerful tool for socio-economic development. They are known to have brought tremendous welfare to produce welfare to people in terms of better access to information, job creation and enhanced public services through efficient governance and diversification of economic opportunities.1 Thus, governments in many countries have made large investments in ICT sector. Bangladesh has not been immune from this trend. Eventually, the government have taken many initiatives since early 90s to create an enabling environment for ICT development. The efforts got momentum in 2007 when the Prime Minister’s Offices started implementation of the Access to Information (a2i) with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).