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ITU Publications : Development (ITU-D)

 Recent ITU Publications from the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)
Yearbook of Statistics - Telecommunication/ICT Indicators - 2007-2016
2017  New!  

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.
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  
 
Measuring the Information Society Report
2017  New!   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  
 
Capacity building in a Changing ICT Environment
Edition 2017  

The ITU online publication "Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment", which is released annually, puts together scholarly articles with a focus on the human and institutional aspects of capacity building in the telecommunications/ICT sector. It covers a wide range of ICT topics that may affect people and their skills development. The first issue of this publication focuses on mobile technologies for skills development and lifelong learning. It features the work of an international team of experts, tackling the issues in an analytical, critical and conceptual fashion. The articles in this issue explore the increasing power of mobile devices in bringing the benefits of ICTs to more people worldwide. They are a contribution to the current discussions on the educational applications of mobile technologies and their potential to enhance and facilitate lifelong learning and skills development.
Available inpaper   electronic file
 
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.

Available inpaper   electronic file
 
Spectrum Management System for Developing Countries (SMS4DC)
2017  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Spectrum Management System for Developing Countries (SMS4DC) provides various functionalities for spectrum management activities. Version 5.1 of the software was developed from the contribution of MSIP (Republic of Korea). It contains the revised Article 5 of the Radio Regulations (as per decisions made at WRC-15), as well as further development on data transfer from other databases to the SMS4DC and calculations according to the HCM (European cross-border frequency coordination agreement). Self-learning training material can be provided upon request.
Available inCD/DVD   electronic file
Other editions:   2015   Edition 2006