There is a digital innovation divide between communities that can develop and use the latest emerging technologies, and those that still rely on older systems or have little access to ICT. Bridging the Digital Innovation Divide: A Toolkit for Strengthening ICT Centric Ecosystems is a guide for policy-makers that lays out the key steps needed to fill in the gap between the haves and have-nots.
With no sea access and isolated from global markets, Paraguay’s earning capacity is limited. A poor telecommunication infrastructure contributes to poverty and high vulnerability to external shocks. Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) in the Americas Region — Connectivity Challenges and Opportunities: Paraguay analyzes the country’s connectivity challenges and opportunities and proposes recommendations for improvement.
As countries go digital, they can provide a roadmap to other nations in harnessing the transformative power of technology. ICT-Centric Innovation Ecosystem — Country Review: Republic of Moldova looks at a country in the early stages of making this transition. Drawing on interviews with key stakeholders, it analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the Moldovan approach and recommends building blocks that can nourish its ecosystem.
The least developed countries of the world have severe sustainability issues that can be addressed by knocking down the obstacles to everyone being able to go online. ICTs, LDC and the SDGs — Achieving Universal and Affordable Internet in the Least Developed Countries identifies the challenges faced by these countries and shows how they can be overcome.