The dot-GOV program was part of the USAID-funded DOT-COM Alliance and focused on "Policy and Regulation." It was an ICT4D/E program led by Internews Network?

Website/portal: (website closed; access old DOT-COM pages via )

"Working with USAID, dot-GOV promotes pro-competitive policy and regulatory reform to enhance economic and social development and provide universal access, especially for women and geographically and socially isolated populations."

It is not known if this program's activities in Africa involved any localisation. [need more info]



  • "AfricaDotEdu" (produced a book [for sale only], AfricaDotEdu: IT Opportunites and Higher Education in Africa, 2003)
  • "Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecom Sector in Africa" ("strengthens the activities of African regulatory associations by increasing the capacity of local universities to train regulators to legislate and regulate within a pro-competitive, market-oriented policy and regulatory environment," 2002-05)
  • "COMESA High-Level ICT Forum" (forum on ICT policy for COMESA?; assists member to access "Information and Technology Agreement Project" [ITA], 2004)


  • Madagascar - "Madagascar E-Government Assessment" (2005)
  • Nigeria
    • "Nigerian Internet Policy (Nigerian Pilot Project-II)" (2002-03)
    • "Nigerian Communications Commission Universal/Rural Access Initiative and Community Telecommunication" (2002-3)
    • Rwanda - "Rwanda - dot-GOV IT Sector Reform" (2002-03)


dot-GOV was led by Internews Network?. The following organisations were listed as partners at :

  • ARD Inc.
  • Avaya (AV)
  • Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) (Global Internet Policy Initiative)
  • Center for Institutional Reform & the Informal Sector, University of Maryland (IRIS)
  • Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland (CIDCM)
  • Computer Frontiers Inc. (CFI)
  • Covington & Burling
  • Development Informatics (DI)
  • JPJ Group, LLC
  • Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise (Kenan) (University of North Carolina)
  • MSI logo Management Systems International (MSI)
  • National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)
  • Oxford University
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program)
  • Vital Voices Global Partnership
  • Washington State University (Center to Bridge the Digital Divide)
  • Yale University Law School (Information Society Project)

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