Short Description: This pilot project to the Digital Privacy Institute of Center for Democracy and Technology (DPI/CDT) as field support to USAID/Viet Nam helps the ongoing STAR project implemented by DAI, Inc.
Phase/Type of Activity: Buy-in or Incremental Funding Status: Active
Start date: January 01, 2004 End Date: December 31, 2005
Sarah Tisch, Ph.D. , Chief-of-Party
dot-GOV , Internews Network Email: Tel: 202 833-5740 x 203
Full Description: This pilot project to the Digital Privacy Institute of Center for Democracy and Technology (DPI/CDT) as field support to USAID/Viet Nam helps the ongoing STAR project implemented by DAI, Inc. An e-transactions law is being considered by the Vietnamese government as part of the requirements needed both for the bi- lateral trade agreement with the U.S. and entrance into the World Trade Organization. The e-transactions law contains some e-government provisions. There is now a fourth version of the law under review by the drafting committee.
Update: DPI/CDT will continue to provide technical assistance and participate in a workshop in early summer, 2005.
Development Sector(s): Information Technology, Legal and Institutional Reform, Trade and Investment
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.