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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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Investment in Developing Nations | Heritage.org

Investment in Developing Nations | Heritage.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

 20 May 2014 | Investment in Developing Nations
Heritage.org.  Foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries has increased dramatically in the past 20 years.

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ICT contributes 5.5 percent to GDP

ICT contributes  5.5 percent to GDP | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 May 2014 | WINDHOEK – The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector contributed 5.5 percent to the GPD during 2013 and 2.9 percent during 2012, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) said in its 2012/2013 annual report.

Although CRAN had achieved a number of things over the past three years, they still face a number of challenges such as setting up adequate infrastructure to allow for greater reach in terms of internet access and broadband capacity. Another challenge is to strengthen, harmonise and integrate policy and regulatory frameworks in the African region, particularly when it comes to home and away roaming in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

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The rise of open data driven businesses in emerging markets | World Bank

The rise of open data driven businesses in emerging markets | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 May 2014 | Mapping traffic flows using real time data. Key findings -- Many new data companies have emerged around the world in the last few years. Of these companies, the majority use some form of government data.

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Global Information Technology Report 2014 | WEF

Global Information Technology Report 2014 | WEF | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 May 2014 | The Global Information Technology Report 2014 features the latest results of the NRI, offering an overview of the current state of ICT readiness in the world. This year’s coverage includes a record number of 148 economies, accounting for over 98 percent of global GDP.

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Surveying ICT use in education in Asia | World Bank

Surveying ICT use in education in Asia | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 May 2014 | If you've ever been involved in discussions about current uses of technology in education -- and, given that you are currently reading a post on the World Bank's EduTech blog, it's probably safe to assume that you have -- you've probably noticed...

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Public, Private, and International Organizations Call for a Data Revolution | World Bank

Public, Private, and International Organizations Call for a Data Revolution | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 May 2014 | What will it take to make open data the default for all public data? How can developing countries leverage new data sources from the private sector?

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Mobile technology promotes literacy in developing countries: UNESCO | India Today

Mobile technology promotes literacy in developing countries: UNESCO | India Today | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 April 2014 | India Today Mobile technology promotes literacy in developing countries: UNESCO India Today Reading and literacy are being given a push by mobile technology in developing countries where illiteracy rates are high and physical text scarce, according...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Digitally Mapping the Middle East via MapBox’s TileMill | techchange.org

A Beginner’s Guide to Digitally Mapping the Middle East via MapBox’s TileMill | techchange.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 April 2014 | Basic mapping software can actually be quite accessible, even with very little technical training.

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International Development News - ADB updates strategy to lead regional development efforts | devex

International Development News - ADB updates strategy to lead regional development efforts | devex | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 April 2014 | The Asian Development Bank finally released on Thursday the much-awaited midterm review of its so-called “Strategy 2020,” the bank’s development blueprint for Asia-Pacific — and the institution’s own role in the region.

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The Transformative Impact of Data and Communication on Governance: Part 3 | Brookings

The Transformative Impact of Data and Communication on Governance: Part 3 | Brookings | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 April 2014 | In the third part of his series Steven Livingston highlights the positive effects that ICT can have on governance. Rather than filling in for or even displacing the state some ICT initiatives can strengthen governance capacity.

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Remote participation | Net Mundial

23 April 2014 | Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (RT @apnicdg: #NETmundial2014 has started. Join online: http://t.co/NmHJkqfdQ2 #IGF #netgov #ict4d #ICANN #NETmundial.

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Major Internet governance discussions are underway in Brazil's Sao Paulo this week...catch the live stream here.

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10 African cities with free Wi-Fi | IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader

10 African cities with free Wi-Fi | IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 April 2014 | If Internet use proliferates in Africa at the rate mobile phones did in the early 2000s, the continent stands to add as much as $300 billion to its economic (10 African centres with free Wi-Fi #ict4d #africa http://t.co/5AyMotxhtZ)...

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Malawians start mobile and web voter verification

Malawians start mobile and web voter verification | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 April 2014 | Malawi has registered an electoral first as prospective voters in the country are now able to verify their voter registration status using mobile phones as well as a web platform.

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Foreign Investment in Africa Seen at Record $80 Billion in 2014, Report Shows | Wall Street Journal

Foreign Investment in Africa Seen at Record $80 Billion in 2014, Report Shows | Wall Street Journal | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 May 2014 | Wall Street Journal Foreign Investment in Africa Seen at Record $80 Billion in 2014, Report Shows Wall Street Journal BRUSSELS—Foreign investment in African economies will hit a record $80 billion in 2014, as business leaders in developed economies...

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New publication on empowering women entrepreneurs through technology | UNCTAD

New publication on empowering women entrepreneurs through technology | UNCTAD | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 May 2014 | New @UNCTAD publication: Empowering women entrepreneurs through #ICT http://t.co/uaG30Qji7a #ict4d #gender #EmpowerTuesday @ilo #innovation

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Mobile Reading in Developing Countries | mobileworldcapitol

12 May 2014 | We've analysed the last report by UNESCO about world reading and we've selected the top 9 figures that might be more interesting to show you how mobiles are helping to learn reading, and how reading is helping citizens of developing countries.

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How Innovation, Technology Can Forge Inclusive Growth In Africa -| Leadership Newspapers

How Innovation, Technology Can Forge Inclusive Growth In Africa -|   Leadership Newspapers | Internet Development | Scoop.it

13 May 2014 | Africa’s economy is growing at rates never seen before as at over seven per cent, Africa has attracted global attention as its burgeoning urban middleclass has got foreign investors salivating.

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What is new in mHealth in South Africa? | GSMA

What is new in mHealth in South Africa? | GSMA | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 May 2014 | What is new in mHealth in South Africa? Through the mHealth Task Team, we are supporting the South African National Department of Health (NDoH) to create an interoperable mobile Maternal, Newborn a...

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2014 Game Changers Summit | eventbrite.com

2014 Game Changers Summit | eventbrite.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 May 2014 |  Let's get together to talk about how mobiles, low power computing and internet are improving communities in places like Haiti, Africa and the Philippines.
Learn from innovators, collaborate with leaders and talk to practitioners.

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Arab Women Rising | Entrepreneurship Blog

Arab Women Rising | Entrepreneurship Blog | Internet Development | Scoop.it
35 female #entrepreneurs making a difference in the Middle East http://t.co/3G3lZihQWO #socialchange #innovation #tech #ict4d
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Huawei launches rural connection project in Zambia | Communications Africa

Huawei launches rural connection project in Zambia | Communications Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 April 2014 | Huawei Technologies Zambia has launched the first of a series of 169 base stations aimed at connecting rural communities in Zambia to the mobile phone network

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4G LTE in Latin America to 'Accelerate' in 2014, LTE Subscriber Adoptions to Reach 23 Million By 2016 | Latinpost.com

4G LTE in Latin America to 'Accelerate' in 2014, LTE Subscriber Adoptions to Reach 23 Million By 2016 | Latinpost.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 April 2014 | According to a market intelligence company, 4G LTE technology will improve and grow across Latin America during 2014.

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Bring it on!  We need more network infrastructure.

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The World's Most Tech-Ready Countries 2014

The World's Most Tech-Ready Countries 2014 | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 April 2014 | Growing digital divide between advanced and developing countries: #GITR14 http://t.co/oUUX0MCfNx

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The Importance of IP Resource Planning in Government ICT Strategic Plans | circleid

The Importance of IP Resource Planning in Government ICT Strategic Plans | circleid | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 April 2014 | It seems everywhere I turn, there's someone throwing around statistics for how the Internet and broadband will drive economic growth, create jobs, end world hunger and bring world peace (ok, maybe not the later). Sure enough, government officials are buying into that rhetoric and extending it in initiatives like national broadband strategies, cybercrime and cybersecurity plans as well as e-governance strategies.

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Do you know that you need IP addresses (or resources) for your Internet-related business(es)?  Check out the regional Internet registry (RIR) sites for more data:  www.afrinic.net | www.apnic.net | www.arin.net | www.lacnic.net | www.ripe.net


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eLearning Africa Conference 2014 Working Opportunities for Students- UgandaOpportunities For Africans | Opportunities For Africans

eLearning Africa Conference 2014 Working Opportunities for Students- UgandaOpportunities For Africans | Opportunities For Africans | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 April 2014 | Mingle with ICT4D profesionals as u work.RT @wougnet: eLA2014 Working Opportunities for Students- Uganda http://t.co/tLGOKekGI7

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