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The United Nations, through its UN Development Programme, actively promotes ICT4D as a powerful tool for economic and social development around the world.

New ways of using IT technologies and communication systems are transforming lives across the world. There had been concerns that the digital divide was accelerating the global class structure, creating wider gaps between the haves and have-nots. If this was the case 10 years ago, the recent changes in mobile subscriptions alone have significantly closed that gap. Mobile services are a reality in virtually all corners of the world. For many millions of smallholder farmers and traders, mobiles…

Information and communications technologies for Development

Information and communications technologies for Development
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