UN on Standards for Electronic Documents
The UNDP have issued a five page overview on standards for office documents, which essentially sets out the case for the use of ODF and reports its adoption by governments:
In summary, this APDIP e-Note provides a brief introduction to the history of document standards, explores the different standards for electronic documents, and details the development of ODF. It also looks at how governments worldwide have started to adopt ODF in public administration.APDIP have a list of projects on content and knowledge management applied to development.
From: Standards for Electronic Documents, e-Note 18, Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme, United Nations Development Programme, 2007