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The Internet Society fosters Internet growth and access by bringing essential information, training, and partnerships to people and communities across the world. www.internetsociety.org/development
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Access to High Speed Internet is Key to Job Creation and Social Inclusion in the Arab World

6 February 2014 | The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries lag behind when compared with other regions in the development of broadband networks, internet access and use, and creation of digital content.  The demand for widespread access to broadband internet, a key driver of economic growth, job creation, and social inclusion, has never been greater. According to the latest regional report by the World Bank on broadband in the Arab world, open competition and policy and regulatory changes could transform the region into a global leader in high speed internet.

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A Baker's Dozen, 2013 Edition | Renesys

A Baker's Dozen, 2013 Edition | Renesys | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 January 2014 | It has become an annual tradition at Renesys to provide a year-end review of how the Internet providers at the top of our Market Intelligence global rankings fared over the previous year.

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Communication for development and social change in a new era | Swedish International Development Agency

Communication for development and social change in a new era | Swedish International Development Agency | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 January 2014 | The emergence and global spread of new ICT:s has changed the landscape in the area of Communication for Development and created new tools for actors...

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China vows to support development of other developing countries - Global Times

China vows to support development of other developing countries - Global Times | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 November 2013 | China vows to support development of other developing countries Global Times Xi said China always supports international development, and is willing to work with the UNIDO, within the framework of south-south cooperation and in the win-win...

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The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, February 4, 9:13 AM

Less developed countries will not develop at the rate they are going, so it is nice to see more developed countries stepping in to give these less fortunate countries a boost. They can most certainly be a model of industrialization for these countries to mimic, and will hopefully follow in their steps for a successful development. -Brooke 

BandKids13-14's curator insight, February 4, 9:21 AM

It is a great idea for more developed countries to help less developed coutnries in their deveoping process. A lot of coutries are developing less than most and they need help to catch up with the world. The whole world is developing very quickly and there are some countries that are being left behind. It is  a great move in Chinas part to help other countries.

~Jessica 

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Insight - African tech startups aim to power growing economies - Yahoo! | 7 News

Insight - African tech startups aim to power growing economies - Yahoo! | 7 News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

11 November 2013 | Insight - African tech startups aim to power growing economies. 

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Perserverence paid off!

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42% of the world’s Internet users live in Asia | techinasia

42% of the world’s Internet users live in Asia | techinasia | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 October 2013 | Asia, as we have noted repeatedly before, is home to the biggest internet populations across the world. These maps show us, with some staggering data, what that looks like.

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Are aid agencies obsolete in the technological age? | devex

Are aid agencies obsolete in the technological age? | devex | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2013 | Technology can turn everyone into aid workers, IFRC Secretary-General Bekele Geleta writes in this exclusive op-ed. But technology alone won’t help improve lives — using it the right way, with proper policies in place, can.

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Frontiers in Development Policy | World Bank e-Institute

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World Bank e-course on Development Policy: Course Delivery Dates - November 04, 2013 - November 29, 2013Application Ends On : October 28, 2013
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Partnerships for Connectivity: Building Internet Infrastructure and Building Human Networks of Trust in Latin America and the Caribbean - Focus on Ecuador | Internet Society

Partnerships for Connectivity: Building Internet Infrastructure and Building Human Networks of Trust in Latin America and the Caribbean - Focus on Ecuador | Internet Society | Internet Development | Scoop.it
A collaborative partnership where the efforts of experts from Cisco Systems, ISOC, LACNIC and the local technical community have built “human networks of trust”.
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Check out this great blog about an effort to boost capacity (human and technical) in Ecuador through Partnerships.  We are keen to highlight partnerships as it takes a collaborative approach to create change!

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Online education inspires eager students in Latin America | csmonitor.com

Online education inspires eager students in Latin America | csmonitor.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 October 2013 | The world of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, is shaking up academia in the US. But many are actively embracing it in regions like Latin America.

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Development Advocate Nepal October 2013 - March 2014 | UNDP

October 2014 | This first edition of Development Advocate Nepal looks at Nepal’s achievements so far in meeting the MDGs and at the challenges it faces in bridging the gaps, while considering the agenda beyond 2015 and what it could mean for the country.

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Greasing the Wheels of the Internet Economy | BCG.perspectives

Greasing the Wheels of the Internet Economy | BCG.perspectives | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 January 2014| The BCG e-Friction Index quantifies the factors inhibiting growth in the Internet economy, so policymakers, businesses, and other stakeholders can “grease the wheels” by addressing friction sources.

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See this new report commissioned by ICANN, but with full analytics done by BCG.

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5 major players in the Africa startup ecosystem | Boston.com

5 major players in the Africa startup ecosystem | Boston.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 January 2014 | In case you haven't been paying attention recently, the overall economic forecast for Africa is strong. The continent is in growth mode according to the OECD and UN Economic Commission for Africa. That extends to the Africa startup ecosystem as well.

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Apply Now for ARIN 33 Fellowships in Chicago | ARIN

Are you located in the Caribbean and interested in learning more about IP-addressing?  How about talking to experts, joining in debates, and learning more?  Join ARIN at their next meeting in Chicago - 13-16 April.  Deadline for applications is 28 February 2014.

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GSMA mWomen Working Group Experiences the Value of Mobile Financial Services in the Philippines | GSMA

GSMA mWomen Working Group Experiences the Value of Mobile Financial Services in the Philippines | GSMA | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 January 2014 |

This is a guest blog written by Aya Silva, the Asia Regional Senior Program Officer for Grameen Foundation. When the GSMA mWomen Working Group met in Manila in November, attendees got the opportuni...
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Lions go digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa | McKinsey & Company

Lions go digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa | McKinsey & Company | Internet Development | Scoop.it

November 2013 | Following a decade of rapid urbanization and strong economic growth, Africa is going digital. While just 16 percent of the continent’s one billion people are online, that picture is changing rapidly.


Evidence of what is to come can already be seen in Africa’s major cities, where consumers have greater disposable income, more than half have Internet-capable devices, and 3G networks are up and running. Significant infrastructure investment—for example, increased access to mobile broadband, fibre-optic cable connections to households, and power-supply expansion—combined with the rapid spread of low-cost smartphones and tablets, has enabled millions of Africans to connect for the first time. There is a growing wave of innovation as entrepreneurs and large corporations alike launch new web-based ventures.

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Wikipedia Zero: All the world's information, no Internet access needed | The Daily Dot

Wikipedia Zero: All the world's information, no Internet access needed | The Daily Dot | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 November 2013 | The Wikimedia Foundation is working with telecoms to bring digital information to the developing world.

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Wireless For Communities (W4C) | wforc.in

Wireless For Communities (W4C) | wforc.in | Internet Development | Scoop.it

Check out this great rural infrastructure development project that is by the "community" for the "community" and empowers local people to create change.

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4 things you must know when building a tech startup in Myanmar | techinasia

4 things you must know when building a tech startup in Myanmar | techinasia | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 Octboer 2013 | Investors believe Myanmar is a risky place to conduct business because unlike developing countries, Myanmar still hasn’t demonstrated its growth potential.

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Smart cabs and social games: Africa's mobile tech startups | CNN International

Smart cabs and social games: Africa's mobile tech startups | CNN International | Internet Development | Scoop.it
21 October 2013 | Smart cabs and social games: Africa's mobile tech startups
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(CNN) -- Mobile is a big deal in Africa. People probably get tired of hearing that, but there are around 820 million mobile subscriptions on the continent.
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Risky business: managing development programmes in complex environments

Risky business: managing development programmes in complex environments | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2013 | As donors strive to be fast-paced and flexible in challenging contexts, how can they avoid compromising quality? Join the debate, Thursday 24 October

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Oil Tycoon Kola Aluko and Designer Ozwald Boateng Launch $500 Million African Development Fund | GhanaGist.com

Oil Tycoon Kola Aluko and Designer Ozwald Boateng Launch $500 Million African Development Fund | GhanaGist.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 October 2013 | On Wednesday 25th September 2013, Ghanaian born British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng & Nigerian Oil tycoon Kola Aluko launched the African 50 initiative.

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Put a ‘human face’ to ICT | Biztech Africa

Put a ‘human face’ to ICT | Biztech Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 October 2013 | The Chairman of Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has called for a ‘human face’ to ICT, in order to support development.

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