Featured Research and Reports

Child Online Safety Declaration

There are more than 2 billion children under the age of 18, with the majority living in the developing countries in Sub Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Many children have access to and are being impacted by the Internet. They may also be exploited by its

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Connecting Africa Through Broadband: A strategy for doubling connectivity by 2021 and reaching universal access by 2030

Digital technologies and the digital economy will have a transformative impact on development. Today’s economy is being driven by digital transformation across all sectors and digital technology is increasingly at the center of people’s daily lives. Indeed, several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require information and communication technologies (ICTs) as an

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The State of Broadband 2019: Broadband as a Foundation for Sustainable Development

Traditional approaches to driving internet network roll-out and uptake are failing to reach the remaining half of the global population still lacking online access. To counter slowing global growth, The State of Broadband 2019: Broadband as Foundation for Sustainable Development advocates for new collaborative strategies to drive the concept of ‘meaningful universal

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The Promise of Digital Health: Addressing Non-communicable Diseases to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage in LMICs

Digital technology is revolutionizing healthcare delivery. Worldwide, digital tools are leading to better and faster healthcare – healthcare that is more empowering and accessible for patients, more efficient for providers and more cost-effective for health systems. Additional resources Executive Summary – English Executive Summary – Spanish Executive Summary – French

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Epidemic Preparedness: Preventing the Spread of Epidemics Using ICT

ICT has also actively joined such efforts. Explosive growth in mobile broadband penetration in the last decade has been contributing to resolving universal challenges of mankind (poverty, famine, disease, etc.) through mobile services, and big data analysis based on data science is drawing increasing attention as a key ICT solution

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The State of Broadband 2018: Broadband Catalyzing Sustainable Development

The State of Broadband 2018: Broadband for Catalyzing Sustainable Development report was released on 11  September 2018 during the ITU Telecom event in Durban, South Africa.  The State of Broadband annual report is a unique global snapshot of broadband network access and affordability, with country-by-country data measuring broadband access against new advocacy targets set by

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