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...