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ITU Publications : Development (ITU-D)

 Recent ITU Publications from the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)
ICTs, LDCs and the SDGs - Achieving universal and affordable Internet in the least developed countries
2018  

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2004  
 
Yearbook of Statistics - Telecommunication/ICT Indicators - 2007-2016
2017   Publication Notice with Order Form

This is the 43rd edition of the Yearbook of Statistics. The data included in the Yearbook have been collected and processed by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) from replies received to ITU questionnaires sent to telecommunication ministries or regulators and national statistics offices. As such, the ITU Yearbook of Statistics provides the most authoritative source of data about the evolution of the telecommunication sector, the availability of ICTs in households and usage of ICTs by individuals.

As per Council 2017, the pdf version is available free of charge to Member States from a protected link via secured Member States TIES access. For more information, please contact ITU Sales.

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   34th Edition, 2008   33rd Edition, 2007   32nd Edition, 2006   31st Edition, 2005   30th edition, 2004   29th edition, 2003  
 
ICT4SDGs: ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation
This book, to be launched at WTDC-17, presents an in-depth roadmap for sustainable economic growth by exploiting the recent developments in information and communication technology (ICT) to create an environment that nourishes ICT-centric innovation and generates new job opportunities. It describes the key elements in the ICT-centric ecosystem for economic growth, innovation and job creation, covering policies, strategies, mechanism and tools that are indispensable in creating and maintaining a healthy, vibrant, adaptable and environmentally friendly setting for sustainable economic growth. It also highlights the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders in the ICT-centric ecosystem, including governments, industry, academia, investors, entrepreneurs, and citizens. It focusses on discovering and analyzing the multiple interrelations between ICT dynamics and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established in 2015 as a universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN Member States will be expected to use to frame their agendas and policies over the next 15 years.
2017   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) embody a universally shared vision of progress towards a safe, just and sustainable space for all human beings. The book, "ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation", written by leading scholars and experts from around the world, aims to address the challenges and opportunities offered by ICTs in the areas of innovation, governance, education, job creation and economic growth. The book was launched at a Ministerial Roundtable on ICT4SDGs organized to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) on 11 October 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

See a short introductory video on this ITU Publication from this link and order your hard-copies, now available, below.

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World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database online

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22nd Edition, 2018  

The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database on USB Key and online contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2017 for more than 180 telecommunication/ICT statistics covering fixed-telephone networks, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, quality of service, Internet (including fixed- and mobile-broadband subscription data), traffic, staff, prices, revenue, investment and statistics on ICT access and use by households and individuals. Selected demographic, macroeconomic and broadcasting statistics are also included. For the June release, data for 2017 are available for selected indicators such as fixed-telephone subscriptions, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, international Internet bandwidth, fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions and percentage of individuals using the Internet. Data for over 200 economies are available.

As per Council 2017, the current June 2018 version of the database is made available free of charge to Member States via this direct link accessible with Member State TIES access only, currently not sector member TIES access. Otherwise, a reduced rate is provided when purchasing any two consecutive editions of the USB key. For more information on either of these, please contact ITU Sales.

In case of difficulties during the installation, please email bdt-mobile@itu.int with the error message encountered and the specific version of the operating system

Availability as from 18 July.

Available inelectronic file
Other editions:   21st Edition, 2017   20th Edition, 2016  
 
Measuring the Information Society Report
2017   Publication Notice with Order Form

The 9th edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report, an annual report published by ITU since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). The report presents a quantitative analysis of the information society and highlights new and emerging trends and measurement issues. The MISR 2017 assesses IDI findings at the global and regional levels and highlights countries that rank at the top of the IDI, as well as those that have improved overall IDI rankings and values most dynamically since IDI 2016. It also uses the findings of the IDI to analyze trends and developments in the digital divide. For the first time the report includes individual country profiles, providing a snapshot of the latest ICT landscape and efforts made to increase ICT access and use. The analytical report is complemented by a series of statistical tables providing country-level data for the indicators included in the IDI.

Exceptionally for this edition, the pdf format is available free of charge via the BDT statistical pages on this link. Other versions can be purchased below. For more information, please contact ITU Sales.

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2007