The Broadband Strategies Toolkit is a guide for policy-makers, regulators, and other relevant stakeholders as they address issues related to broadband development. It aims to help readers, particularly those in developing countries, by identifying issues and challenges in broadband development, analyzing potential solutions to consider, and providing practical examples from countries that have addressed broadband-related matters.
With 6 billion mobile phones around the world, of which 75% in developing countries, telephones reach most corners of the African continent. Mobile phones have improved the lives of the poor. Two new infoDev-led studies, focusing on South Africa and Kenya, provide insights on how useful mobile phones are for economic and social empowerment of people living off less than $2.50 a day.
The phenomenal growth of mobile communications in developing countries over the past ten years has been widely celebrated. There were more than 6.8 billion connections by the end of 2012, representing 3.2 billion subscribers. More than 650 million connections were in Africa alone. Networks across the world are being upgraded to higher speeds and capacities, and devices, too, are becoming more sophisticated. As such, calls and SMS are increasingly being augmented by more advanced apps and services.
- The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Post-Conflict Reconstruction (PDF: 4,061KB)
- The Role of ICT in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste (PDF: 19,330KB)
- Towards Transformation-ICT in Post-Conflict Rwanda (PDF: 2,028KB)
- Tunisia: from revolutions to institutions (PDF: 8,565KB)
- From Transition to Transformation: The Role of the ICT Sector in Afghanistan (PDF: 2,351KB) By: From: infoDev
- Cables, Commissions, and Cybercafes: ICTs in Post-Conflict Liberia (PDF: 5,625KB)
- Afghanistan's ICT Sector: From transition to transformation (PDF: 5,625KB)
- The eRwanda Project (PDF: 5,625KB)
Report on Second Capacity Building Program for Business Incubation Managers of Asia Pacific Incubation Network (APIN)
- Report on Second Capacity Building Program APIN (PDF: 2,599KB)
The second Capacity Building Programme for the Business Incubation Managers of Asia Pacific Incubation Network (APIN) was organized by PSG-Science & Technology Entrepreneurial Park (PSG-STEP) – the APIN Secretariat - on December 10-14, 2009 in Ooty, India.
Developing countries are increasingly embracing innovation and entrepreneurship as a key component of their social and economic development. To this end, business incubators and other types of business development service organizations are playing an important role in providing infrastructure, business advice and mentoring, networking, financing, and security to millions of business entrepreneurs in developing countries that otherwise wouldn?t have the resources to grow and scale up.
This report examines three disparate issues in relation to Liberia's access to and use of information communication technology (ICT) after the peace agreement of 2003.
In this summary report and a series of country case studies, infoDev is exploring the transformative role that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can have in post-conflict nations during the process of reconstruction. The case studies look at countries at different stages of post-conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan, Liberia, Rwanda, Timor-Leste, and Tunisia.