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ITU Publications : Development (ITU-D)

 Recent ITU Publications from the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)
Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2020 - Pointing the way forward to collaborative regulation
2020  New!  

The Global ICT Regulatory Outlook (GIRO) series lays out a broad canvas of how regulation and digital markets are interacting - and advocates for collaborative regulatory reform in delivering meaningful connectivity and inclusive digital markets. The report is both dense, offering deep-dive detail, and high-level - pointing up the headline trends, challenges and opportunities for regulators as ICT broadens out to touch all civic, professional and personal aspects of our lives within the phenomenon we call the digital global economy. In this year's 2020 edition, we share unique, focused research and offer both evidence and practical advice to support regulators embarked on their journey to fifth generation collaborative regulation. The Benchmark of Fifth Generation Collaborative Regulation (G5 Benchmark), based on GSR19 Best Practice Guidelines together with the ICT Regulatory Tracker, serves as a compass for regulators on their journey of digital transformation, helping establish roadmaps towards regulatory excellence and a thriving digital economy. Importantly, this year we revisit golden rules for inclusive digital markets based on a wealth of ITU data from 193 countries over more than a decade. Our research and analysis confirm that good regulation makes a difference - and provides the key to unlocking meaningful, inclusive connectivity across countries at different levels of development and national income. Working with those updated golden rules, we offer a regulatory recipe for accelerated take-up of fixed and mobile broadband markets.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2018   2017  
 
Yearbook of Statistics - Telecommunication/ICT Indicators - 2009-2018
2019  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This is the 45th 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:   2018   2017   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  
 
Economic impact of broadband in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS - An empirical study
2019  New!  

This empirical study examines the economic impact of fixed and mobile broadband in the least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS).
Available inpaper   electronic file
 
Handbook for the development of a policy framework on ICT/E-WASTE
2018  

This Handbook provides guidance on the key aspects to be taken into account when designing, implementing and improving a legal, regulatory and policy framework on ICT/e-waste. The proposed framework is intended to facilitate the management of ICT/e-waste based on the concepts of sustainable development, green ICT and the circular economy. Freely available for download in various forrmats, as noted below.
Available inelectronic file
 
Measuring the Information Society Report
2018   Publication Notice with Order Form

The 10th 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. The report presents a quantitative analysis of the information society and highlights new and emerging trends and measurement issues. The 2018 report presents the current state of ICTs using data collected by ITU from its Member States and also feature chapters on ICT skills for the future, revenue and investment in the telecommunication sector and ICT prices. The report once again includes in Volume 2 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 ITU ICT Price Basket.

Exceptionally, the pdf formats of Volumes 1 and 2 are now available free of charge via the BDT statistical pages Link. Other versions can be purchased below, including the complete zipped set of Volume 1 and Volume 2. Pre-orders for the hard-copy English set of V1/V2 now accepted. For clarification, please contact ITU Sales.

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2007