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