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Under the direction of Professor Jane Fountain the National Center for Digital Government Co-Sponsors World Bank Forum

The National Center for Digital Government (NCDG) co-sponsored the 2nd Korea-U.S. Information and Communication Technology-Based Policy Forum at the World Bank on November 5, 2009.

Leveraging discussions from the 1st Korea-U.S. Forum held in Seoul, Korea in 2008, this year’s forum provided a unique opportunity for dialog between Korean and U.S. experts on national information technology enablement, green IT, knowledge infrastructure, and job creation in knowledge-based economies. The Forum also acted as the kick-off meeting for a US-Korean committee for cooperation on ICT policies.

The forum is organized by Korea's National Information Society Agency and sponsored by NCDG, the Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security, the World Bank, the Center for Advanced Technology Strategy, and Intel.

Jane Fountain, Director of NCDG, and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, was one of the forum panelists who included academics, the United States Ambassador to South Korea, government executives from the Federal Communications Commission and information technology industry executives from the U.S. and South Korea.

NCDG is a research center based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Center for Public Policy and Administration and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. NCDG's mission is to build global research capacity, advance practice, and strengthen the global network of researchers and practitioners engaged in building and using technology in governance. For more information visit


For more information please contact:
Michelle Sagan Gonçalves, NCDG Program Manager

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