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    in the sector and provides space for sharing and collaboration amongst ICT for D practitioners About Digital Opportunity Contact Us Spotlight News Comments Resources Archive OneWorld websites and resources Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info The Information Economy Report 2011 Information Economy Report pdf PDF document 1173Kb OneWorld Wire EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS Online climate conference Online November 5 2012

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    which has greatly expanded thanks to changes in the global ICT landscape The Report then makes policy recommendations on how to remedy this situation The Information Economy Report 2011 identifies four facets of the ICT PSD interface and argues that policy interventions should take into account this holistic approach ICT infrastructure as a factor in the investment climate ICT use as a factor to improve the performance of the private sector The ICT producing sector as a strategic component of the private sector ICT use as a component of interventions aimed at facilitating PSD In these areas UNCTAD makes several policy recommendations such as To take a comprehensive and systematic approach when integrating the ICT dimension into PSD strategies in developing countries To continue to extend affordable and relevant connectivity to locations with poor ICT infrastructure To adopt regulatory frameworks aiming to improve confidence in the use of technologies and their applications To include ICT modules in business skills training programmes To harness mobile money services to meet the needs of MSEs and to make financial markets more inclusive To use ICT tools to reduce the cost of doing business and to help MSEs bring goods and services to domestic and international markets To develop Donor Guidelines to ensure that the ICT potential is fully harnessed in their PSD strategies The Information Economy Report 2011 explores various options and examples of interventions by national governments and their development partners related to the four facets of the interface between ICTs and PSD Among the cases cited are Customs automation in Madagascar and Liberia and reforms to streamline business registration procedures in the Philippines as a means to provide a more conducive business environment Programmes to increase the number and quality of entrepreneurial and ICT skills in Egypt Singapore Burkina Faso Ghana

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    Strategy aims at helping developing countries use ICT to transform delivery of basic services drive innovations and productivity gains and improve competitiveness The strategy reflects rapid changes in the ICT sector over the last decade including a dramatic increase in use of mobile phones and the Internet plunging prices of computing and mobile internet devices and the increasing prevalence of social media more Image Credits World Bank Related topics Development ICTs Internet Technology Mobiles IC4D 2012 Maximizing Mobile 23 07 2012 The report analyses the growth and evolution of applications for mobile phones focusing on their use in agriculture health and financial services as well as their impact on employment and government more Related topics ICTs Open Smart and Inclusive Development ICT for transforming North Africa 16 07 2012 The paper aims to provide a new way of looking at ICT as a central driver of economic transformation and global competition It aims to raise awareness of the ICT revolution and its implications for development and offers a menu of possibilities and applications more Mapping with mobiles 12 07 2012 more Mapping with mobiles 12 07 2012 The report Mapping with mobiles Lessons learnt from the use of smartphones for fast humanitarian surveys in Zimbabwe unveils the use of SMS service and mobile technology to map humanitarian needs and communicating it to governments and aid organisations more Is mLearning the shape of things to come 10 07 2012 In the absence of formal educational infrastructure mobile technology will be instrumental in transforming education in under resourced areas reveals a new study conducted by the Global System for Mobile Communications Association GSMA more Strategic application of ICT to climate change adaptation in Africa 06 07 2012 The report which is summarised in this document presents the findings of a study of

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    about what defines information technology which today includes everything from video games to smartphones to the Internet more Related topics Data IT Digital Report shows smartphones make surveys easier in Zimbabwe 02 05 2012 How can smartphones be used to connect disaster affected populations and the authorities that are supposed to assist them A new report Mapping with mobiles by International Media Support IMS and the Zimbabwean Humanitarian Information Facilitation Center HIFC shows a way more Image Credits Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi Using smartphones to conduct fast surveys on access to information in Zimbabwe Related topics Information Mobiles The Broadband Bridge Linking ICT with Climate Action 23 04 2012 Broadband can help transition the world towards a low carbon economy and address the causes and effects of climate change according to a new report just released by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development more Image Credits ITU The Broadband Bridge Linking ICT with Climate Action Related topics Broadband Climate Change Using ICTs for human rights promotion A case study of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights 29 03 2012 This case study Using ICTs for human rights promotion determines the effectiveness of human rights promotion strategies used by the African Commission in fulfillment of its mandate It explores how use of ICTs could have a positive impact more Related topics Human Rights ICTs World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education 20 03 2012 World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education by UNESCO and UNESCO Institute for Statistics highlights the differences in education between girls and boys in terms of access participation and progression more Image Credits UIS World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education Related topics Gender Education Internet and democracy report dedicated to the Arab Revolutions 15 12 2011 2011 has been a watershed year for the internet in

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    of ICTs in education can help to tackle challenges more Image Credits GESCI Building a knowledge soceity for all Related topics ICTs United Nations Access to knowledge Research Promoting IT in Healthcare 11 01 2010 A Future Gov Publication Planning Ahead Is Asia s Healthcare Sector Ready for the Future explores the significance of information technology within healthcare organisations across Asia Pacific and the strategic value given to electronic record management It highlights the move of public sector health organisations to greater automation more Image Credits Future Gov Cover page of the report Related topics Information Health Digital ICT advocacy for climate change 30 12 2009 Building Communication Opportunities publication Planting the knowledge seed Adapting to climate change using ICTs explores the linkages between global warming and access to information Evidences from the report show that ICT tools can help reduce climate change risks faced by the most vulnerable communities more Image Credits BCO Cover page of the report Related topics Climate Change ICTs Information Computing is transforming science 23 12 2009 Microsoft Research publication The Fourth Paradigm Data Intensive Scientific Discovery is a collection of essays that offers insight into the rapidly emerging field of data intensive computing It highlights several scientific breakthroughs powered by advanced computing more Image Credits Microsoft Research Cover page of the report Related topics Science and Technology Access to knowledge Research ICTs promoting environment sustainability 08 12 2009 ITU s new publication e Environment toolkit and Readiness Index will help countries to assess ICT impact in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions It provides guidelines for the development and deployment of electronic applications and services in the area of environment more Image Credits ITU Cover page of the report Information sharing critical for good health 04 12 2009 Information Sharing and Public Health

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    Resources ICTs for environment action 19 12 2008 ITU publication ICTs for e Environment Guidelines for Developing Countries with a Focus on Climate Change provides an overview of the impact of ICT on environment and their role in helping mankind to mitigate and adapt to climate change more Image Credits ITU and Climate Change Related topics Environment ICTs A guide to mobile banking 19 12 2008 Banking on Mobiles Why

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    event It is a unique platform for sharing of knowledge challenges ideas and best practices amongst the various stakeholders driving ICT initiatives in the domain of Governance Healthcare and Education etc through thought provoking sessions workshops one on one interactions Why attend Meet Network with key decision makers experts bureaucrats policy makers leaders stakeholders service providers IT vendors telecom vendors consulting firms ICT entreprenuers NGOs on innovative e Gov implementations government agencies developmental organisations in the domain of ICT for Governance Healthcare Education Engage with colleagues and experts handling similar ICT projects dealing with transformation and GPR challenges working on automation of back office processes and integration Benefit from extensive in depth conference sessions on more than 50 thematic areas in the field of e Governance e Learning eHealth eAgriculture and Telecentre Witness innovative solutions from within the Indian ICT industry and beyond in the eINDIA exhibition which will showcase cutting edge developments in ICT Who Should Visit Top level decision makers experts leaders and stakeholders International dignitaries international development organisations service providers IT vendors consulting firms Ministries government agencies bilateral and multilateral agencies non government organisations the global ICT industry and civil society Education policy makers ministers secretaries Vice

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    international scientists business leaders and decision makers in a revolutionary way You will work on the topic of Tackling the Inequality of Opportunities trying to find a solution to this very problem with an online community supported by experts The Global Economic Symposium seeks to be a catalyst for future change Our ambition is to improve the state of the world by creating solutions for global problems relevant to many

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