What is ICT4D? Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) is about the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as tools and platforms for Development - Social, Educational and Commercial. It's about the ICT policy - what ICT policies should be formulated, implemented and measured to aid development? The ICT4D Policy resource has been provided for planning, research and evaluation purposes
As our contribution to the emergent Information Society we hope you find this resource useful in providing you information and knowledge, you require on ICT policies. The pervasiveness and importance of ICTs throughout the economy and society can't be ignored. ICT4D is about making ICT real and meaningful. How is the growing importance of knowledge reflected in meeting national goals? How can people move from being "passive passengers to active drivers". Is ICT working for some or for all? How can business and ICT eliminate poverty? ICT is growing but is it reflecting in development? How can the ICT policy challenges be addressed at both national and international levels, and in all sectors? How will ICT best be used to address innovation, entrepreneurship, development problems/strategies and the digital divide?
ICT4D or just ICT? ICT has so much promise, it's time to deliver! This guide aims to provide information on various bodies that contribute to ICT policy making at all levels. The ultimate goal is to help by providing a variety of information on ICT Policies in one convenient location.
Global & Regional ICT Policy Resources >>
United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force UN body set up to deal with the "digital divide" worldwide.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
The WSIS is held in two phases. The first phase of WSIS took place in Geneva hosted by the Government of Switzerland from 10 to 12 December 2003, where 175 countries adopted a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action. The second phase took place in Tunis hosted by the Government of Tunisia, from 16 to 18 November 2005.
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the ITU is an international organization within the United Nations System where governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services. http://www.itu.int
Telecommunication Development (ITU-D)
Telecommunication Standardization (ITU-T)
Global Tech Forum
(), one of The Economist Intelligence Unit's websites designed to provide information and analysis for developing business strategies for the global digital economy. The Global Technology Forum is also the home of the respected E-business readiness rankings. http://globaltechforum.eiu.com
United Nations Millennium Development goals
Millennium Indicators Database
The Millennium Indicators Database shows the latest available data as of April 2005. Goals, targets and indicators A framework of 8 goals, 18 targets and 48 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development goals was adopted by a consensus of experts from the United Nations Secretariat and IMF, OECD and the World Bank. http://millenniumindicators.un.org/unsd/mi/mi_goals.asp
By the year 2015, all 191 United Nations Member states have pledged to meet these goals
Information and Communication Technologies and the Millennium Development Goals
The World Bank's e-government website
This site focuses on e-government in developing countries.
World Bank's ICT Group
the World Bank Group’s core department for investment, policy, and programs related to information and communication technologies http://info.worldbank.org/ict/
Internet Corporation of Assigned Numbers and Names (ICANN)
The Internet Corporation for Assigned...