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Contents

Title Page

Acknowledgements

Executive Summary

1 Introduction: A Global Call to Action

2 ICT for Development: Making the Case

    2.1 ICT as an Enabler of Development

    2.1.1 The Unique Characteristics of ICT

    2.1.2 From Promise to Action: Evidence and Potential

    2.2 ICT for Specific Development Goals

    2.2.1 ICT for Health

    2.2.2 ICT for Education

    2.2.3 ICT for Economic Opportunity

    2.2.4 ICT for Empowerment and Participation

    2.2.5 ICT for the Environment

    2.2.6 Lessons Learned from Specific Interventions

    2.3 National Approaches to ICT

    2.3.1 ICT as a Production Sector

    2.3.2 ICT as an Enabler of Development

    2.3.3 Lessons Learned from National ICT Approaches

    2.4 Making the Case: Conclusions

3 Creating a Development Dynamic

    3.1 Components of the Development Dynamic

    3.1.1 Infrastructure

    3.1.2 Human Capacity

    3.1.3 Policy

    3.1.4 Enterprise

    3.1.5 Content and Applications

    3.2 Strategic Compacts

    3.3 A Framework for Action

4 Conclusions

Appendix 1
Millennium Summit Development Goals

Appendix 2
Specific Interventions: Evidence of Impact

    Case 1 - Scaling Micro-finance: Pride Africa

    Case 2 - Rural Connectivity: Grameen Village Pay Phones

    Case 3 - Community-Based Content: Infocentros Telecenter Model

Appendix 3
National ICT Approaches

    Case 1 - Brazil

    Case 2 - Costa Rica

    Case 3 - Estonia

    Case 4 - India

    Case 5 - Malaysia

    Case 6 - South Africa

    Case 7 - Tanzania

Appendix 4
Digital Opportunity Initiative Partner Profiles

References

Notes

 

 


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