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IC4D - Information and Communications for Development

IC4D 2012 Cover

Information and Communications
for Development 2012:

Maximizing Mobile

About three-quarters of the world's inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone. The 2012 IC4D report explores the numbers and how that is offering new opportunities, from access to education and health information to mobile cash to citizen involvement in government.


IC4D Data and Methodology

Information and Communications for Development 2009:
Extending Reach and Increasing Impact

This takes an in-depth look at how ICT, and particularly broadband and mobile, are impacting economic growth in developing countries. The data section includes at-a-glance tables for 150 economies of the latest available data on ICT sector performance. Performance measures for access, affordability and applications in government and business are also introduced.

IC4D Data and Methodology

Information and Communications for Development 2006:
Global Trends and Policies

This is a World Bank flagship publication addressing the critical role being played by information and communication technologies (ICT) in economic development. It provides a global overview of ICT trends and policies in developing countries, covering issues such as financing infrastructure, the importance of public-private partnerships and effective competition to extending access, using ICT in doing business and formulating national e-strategies.

The ICT At-a-Glance tables for 144 economies show the most recent national data on key indicators of ICT development. The data enable assessment and comparison both over time and across economies to assess ICT capacity, performance, progress and opportunities.

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