About GIPI

Working with partners on a country-by-country basis, GIPI is:

  • Defining and promoting legal and regulatory reforms that will foster Internet development.
  • Hiring full-time Internet policy experts on the ground.
  • Establishing working groups with Internet industry, government, non-profits.
  • Educating policy-makers on the uniquely decentralized, open, market-driven nature of the Internet.
  • Reviewing and commenting upon legislative proposals.

GIPI serves as a resource to local stakeholders in the Internet policy development process. The project’s goal is to promote: transparency and predictability in business regulation; competition, privatization, open networks and universal service in terms of telecomm policy; and market-driven solutions, user-control and human rights protection in terms of government control. The key people in GIPI are the country coordinators who help local stakeholders to develop the capacity to promote sound policies supporting an open Internet.

  • GIPI Overview April 2004

GIPI Activities

  • Report on GIPI Activities 2005 – 2006
  • Report on GIPI Activities 2004
  • GIPI India Workshop, April 21-23, 2004
  • Report on GIPI Activities 2003
  • Overview of GIPI Accomplishments, 2000-2003
  • Report on GIPI Activities, Second Quarter 2003
  • Report on GIPI Activities, First Quarter 2003
  • Overview of GIPI Accomplishments, 2002
  • Report on GIPI Activities, Fourth Quarter 2002
  • Report on GIPI Activities, Third Quarter 2002
  • Report on GIPI Activities, Second Quarter 2002
  • Report on GIPI Activities, First Quarter, 2002
  • Report on GIPI Activities, 2001 – includes short reports on activities in each of the 14 countries where GIPI was active by the end of 2001.
  • Overview of GIPI Russia Activities, February 2002] – detailed overview of GIPI activities in Russia.
  • UNDP, GIPI sign MOU – UNDP Press release, August 14, 2001
  • Article in Kompass magazine on Internet policy roundtable in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, co-organized by the UNDP and GIPI, June 2002
  • Article in a popular Belgrade daily “Danas” (about GIPI and its goals in Yugoslavia)
  • Feature article in “Economist” (about GIPI and its goals in Yugoslavia)
  • NGOs Tackle Obstacles To Internet Access, RFE/RL (May 4, 2006)

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Background Information About ICT Issues in Several GIPI Countries

Promoting Internet Policy and Regulatory Reform in Vietnam March 2004

Promoting Internet Policy and Regulatory Reform in Indonesia, February 2003

Shaukat Valitov’s speech at Radio Liberty’s 50th Anniversary Conference : “The Development of Information and Communications Technology in Uzbekistan”

Assessment of ICT Infrastructure and Policy in Serbia, December 2002 [pdf]

UNECE Country Readiness Assessment Reports – Towards a knowledge-based economy, November 2002

UNDP National Human Development Report 2001-2002 Tajikistan: ICT for Development.

UNDP E-Readiness Assessment of Ukraine

Further Information:

George Sadowsky, GIPI Executive Director, [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Jim Dempsey, GIPI Policy Director, [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Anthony Garrett, GIPI Development Director, [an error occurred while processing this directive]