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ICT4D resources on Iran

Quick Facts

Total population                                                                  
78,868,711 (July 2012 est.)                   
Literacy (15 years and above)
85% (2008)
Area
1,648,195 sq km
GDP per capita

USD 13,200 (2011 est.)

Unemployment rate

15.3% (2011 est.)

Inflation rate
22.5% (2011 est.)

Computers per 100 inhabitants

33.72
Fixed-line telephones per 100 inhabitants

37.12

Mobile phone subscribers per 100 inhabitants 74.93
Internet users per 100 inhabitants 21
Domain names registered under '.ir'
72,330
Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants
2.37
Internet domestic bandwidth
20,180 Mbps (est.)
Internet international bandwidth
9,626 Mbps (December 2007)
e-Readiness overall score

3.08

Source: Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009/2010

Communication Regulatory Authority (CRA)

Computer Guild Organization

Computer Society of Iran (CSI)

Country Profile (OpenNet Initiative)

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2007/2008

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2005/2006

ICT at a Glance (World Bank)

ICT in Education (UNESCO)

Informatics Society of Iran (ISI)

ITU ICT EYE

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology

OpenNet Initiative - Country Profile

General Resources

Country Profile (BBC)

Development Gateway's Country Resources

The Economist’s Country Briefing

The World Factbook (CIA)

Resources on E-Co Hub

Islamic Republic of Iran is 30th country in Asia-Pacific to institutionalize  ‘Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders’

Islamic Republic of Iran is 30th country in Asia-Pacific to institutionalize ‘Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders’

On 27 July 2015, APCICT launched the Academy of ICT Essential for Government Leaders (‘Academy’) in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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UN-APCICT promotes ICT for development human capacity building in countries in Asia-Pacific and Africa

UN-APCICT promotes ICT for development human capacity building in countries in Asia-Pacific and Africa

On 15-18 April 2014, APCICT organized a Capacity Building Workshop on E-Government, Information Security and Privacy in collaboration with the Telecommunications Technology Association of the Republic of Korea and the African Development Bank for 26 government officials and policymakers from 9 countries in Asia-Pacific and 6 countries from Africa.

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ICT for Disaster Management: Real life examples

This compilation of case studies explores some of the sound practices in the Asia-Pacific region in applications of information, communication and space technology for effective and efficient disaster risk reduction and management.

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Development of a National IT Strategy Focusing on Indigenous Content Development

This paper explains the foundation of the National ICT Agenda “TAKFA” as Iran’s road to knowledge-based development. It also briefly goes through the management structure and the process in which TAKFA was developed.

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Youth Employment in Islamic Republic of Iran

This paper addresses the issues on youth employment in Iran by providing statistics and pointing out policies and action plans. It also includes the national action plan on human resource development and youth employment based on ICTs.

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Module 11 - Persion

This module provides a development-oriented perspective on social media and describes innovative ways for governments and development stakeholders to leverage it in national development strategies and programmes.

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Module 10 - Persion

This module aims to provide an audience of decision makers with an understanding of the role that ICTs play in observing and monitoring the environment, sharing information about the environment, mobilizing action, facilitating and enhancing environmental decision making, promoting environmental sustainability and abating climate change. The module also explores the potential of ICT to transform the economy into an engine for sustainable “green” growth, and considers how to integrate ICT into such an economy.

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Module 9 - Persion

This module provides government officials and policymaker with an overview of disaster risk management (DRM), presents an approach for identifying information needs in DRM, and then matching the needs with ICT. The module also describes and provides examples of existing ICT applications for DRM and discusses benefits and barriers for utilizing ICT in DRM.

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