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National e-Strategies for Development, Global Status and Perspectives

Abstract: 
This report was published for the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Tunis Agenda for Information Society. It reviews the progress made in developing sustainable e-strategies on the international and national levels. As of April 2010, over 160 countries had already developed some sort of national e-strategy while 13 were on their way of developing their own. Such e-strategies include telecommunication regulation, ICT as a stimulus for economic growth, innovation and employment of ICT professionals, the establishment of transactional e-government solutions, improving the global competitiveness of national ICT industries, and retaining a diverse multi-stakeholder approach. There is still room for improvement in integrating ICT into development plans and poverty reduction plans.
Author: 
jchoi5@mit.edu
Institution: 
ITU
Year: 
2010
Input By: 
Jessica Choi
Affiliation: 
MIT
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Information & Telecommunication,Internet & Cyberspace
Datatype(s): 
Bibliographies & Reports