Briefing Note on "Cross-Sectoral Infrastructure Sharing for Broadband"

The Briefing Note Series aims to provide at-a-glance information of key ICTD issues for policymakers and to facilitate their understanding of the potential of ICT when formulating national development policies and programmes. This Briefing Note focuses on policy considerations drawn from the Academy module on "Cross-Sectoral Infrastructure Sharing for Broadband".

Capacity Building Webinar on Cross-Sectoral Infrastructure Sharing for Broadband Connectivity

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP), in collaboration with the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), will organize the Capacity Building Webinar on Cross-Sectoral Infrastructure Sharing for Broadband Connectivity from 29 to 30 September 2022. The webinar is being held in conjunction with the Third Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific (RECI) on 28-30 September 2022 in Bangkok.  

Cyscience: emerging technologies for Rural PD

This project utilized emerging technologies such as mobile broadband videoconferencing along with web-based software and materials ( to enhance the provision of science and mathematics in rural and remote schools in Northern Queensland. The paper tracks the role of technology in the development and implementation of the CY Science project. It will explore how technology enabled a successful classroom project to evolve into a regional program and beyond.

Arab ICT Use and Social Networks Adoption: Report

Despite the political turmoil that had swept up the region over the past two years, the Arab world continued to make significant progress in the adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) in 2011, taking big strides towards enhancing ICT infrastructure and performance. Driven by the GCC's remarkable mobile penetration figures, mobile phone subscriptions in the Arab world nearly matched the region's population – to reach 346 million as of end 2011.

ICT for Greater Development Impact

This Report present the World Bank's ICT Strategy for the period 2012-2015. The Strategy for 2012-2015 will emphasize the transformative potential of information and communication technologies while focusing on innovation and infrastructure. The new ICT strategy will be comprised by three pillars. It will promote ICTs to transform services for greater development impact—strengthening accountability and governance, improving public services, and enabling more inclusive private delivery of services (Transform pillar).

Building Broadband: Strategies and policies for the developing world

This report offers policymakers and regulators an analysis of approaches that developed countries have taken in expanding their broadband markets, with a focus on the Republic of Korea, one of the most successful broadband markets. Surveys of six other countries that are leading in broadband market development, highlight policymaking and governance strategies, and provide critical information about the aspects of national policies, plans and frameworks that have successfully promoted broadband technology.

Mobile Access - The last mile

This report analysis the status of mobile technology in the world, acknowledging that despite the growth and increasing pervasiveness of mobile networks over the last decade, there is still a section of the population with minimal or no coverage. There have also been experimentswith alternative connectivity technologies backed and promoted by big internet players.