Report of an advisory mission on computer needs assessment for the African Institute for economic development and planning : Dakar, 15-19 May 1995
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Faye, Makane;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Multidisciplinary Regional Advisory Group;
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The Director of the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), requested a mission from the Multidisciplinary Regional Advisory Group (MRAG) to advise IDEP on its imminent computerization, with special attention to the needs of the library, e-mail connectivity, the IDEP computer curriculum and gender issues in information. The report reviews planned computerization activities at IDEP, makes recommendations for acquisition of equipment and software programs. The establishment of a LAN and an e-mail system is also recommended for sharing information and minimizing telecommunication costs within a Local Area Network lOBaseT Ethernet link with a Network Interface Card, twisted pair cable (Registered Jack - RJ-45). The report concludes by making recommendations for application and utility software programs.