ERIC Number: ED332716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
National Information Policies. A Handbook on the Formulation, Approval, Implementation and Operation of a National Policy on Information.
Noting that the advance of new technologies and the rise of service economies have dramatically changed the socioeconomic development of the world and forced nations to adopt national information policies, this handbook explores the concept of such policies. It is based on the experiences reported in numerous country case studies, meeting proceedings and publications, and on Unesco field experience in some 30 states currently working on the elaboration of their national information policy. The following basic issues are addressed: (1) what a national policy on information is and what its role is; (2) what the benefits and main features of such a policy are; (3) how such a policy can be formulated and implemented; and (4) what the prerequisites for its formulation are. The first three chapters are devoted to the general description of concepts, objectives, and methodological aspects covered in the handbook. Each of the following 10 chapters deals with a particular stage leading to the establishment of a national policy on information. These stages are grouped in three phases which encompass the aspects of policy formulation, approval, implementation, and operation. Concluding the handbook are seven annexes which illustrate the major steps of the methodology. (106 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). General Information Programme.