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ITU Publications : Development (ITU-D)

 Recent ITU Publications from the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)
Be he@lthy, be mobile: a toolkit on how to implement mMyopia
Be He@lthy, Be Mobile" (BHBM) is a global initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). It is based on the use of mobile technology for digital targeted client communication messaging to address a range of noncommunicable diseases and health ssues.
2022  

Be He@lthy, Be Mobile" (BHBM) is a global initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). It is based on the use of mobile technology for digital targeted client communication messaging to address a range of noncommunicable diseases and health
Available inelectronic file
 
Ageing in a digital world - from vulnerable to valuable
2021  

By 2050, the number of people aged 65 years or older is projected to reach 1.5 billion. "Ageing in a digital world - from vulnerable to valuable" is the first- ever report to be produced by ITU to raise awareness in the ICT sector on the importance of being prepared to respond to the needs and requirements of ageing populations. This report addresses the two global megatrends that reinforce each other: the emergence of digital technologies and ageing populations, both of which are predicted to bring about important socio-economic changes worldwide. The report aims to help ITU members and other stakeholders to understand digital opportunities and take advantage of new possibilities for economic, social and political growth from increased digital inclusion and age-friendly digital environments. It highlights trends, identifies good practices and possible solutions, and presents guidelines that can leverage the contributions of older generations, reduce their age-related vulnerability and foster their socio-economic development to achieve healthier and wealthier inclusive societies. It focuses on the role that ICTs can play in ensuring digitally inclusive communities in which older persons are active participants and valuable contributors.
Available inelectronic file
 
Digital competition policy and regulation in the Africa and Arab States regions
2021  New!  

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for robust and resilient ICT networks to be at the forefront of social and economic development. There is an urgent need to address a range of associated ICT policy and regulatory issues, especially those related to competition policy, which have in some cases existed for decades. In countries in the Africa and Arab States regions, the pandemic has made legislators and regulators concerned about the availability and affordability of ICT services and securing investment for underlying digital infrastructures. It has also raised questions on the role of digital platforms in serving the ICT ecosystem and the most appropriate regulatory approaches to respond to constantly evolving technology.

This publication reviews the major competition policy and regulatory challenges that affect the development of a vibrant digital apps environment enabled by digital platforms. It addresses fundamental questions on how regulatory practices need to change in the context of evolving technologies, and on the rise of digital platforms and their socioeconomic impact on the countries in these regions.

Available inelectronic file
 
Global Cybersecurity Index
2021  

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative to raise cybersecurity awareness and to measure the commitment of countries to cybersecurity and its wide field of application cutting across industries and sectors.

An exclusive, new html format view of this publication can be found here.

Corrigendum The 2020 edition of the index has been reviewed and reposted. Country scores and the underlying methodology remain unchanged, but some country profiles have been updated as per the Editorial Note below. Please contact the ITU Cybersecurity team directly at gci@itu.int with any comments or inquiries in respect to this publication.
Available inelectronic file
Other editions:   2018   2017  
 
Yearbook of Statistics - Telecommunication/ICT Indicators - 2009-2018
2019   Publication Notice with Order Form

This is the 45th and final edition of the Yearbook of Statistics. The data included in the Yearbook was 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 provided 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.

As from 2020, the country-by-country pages formerly found in the Yearbook of Statistics will be found exclusively as part of the complete World Telecommunications/ICT Indicators Database, and no longer compiled separately. Yearbook of Statistics 2019 was the final edition in the series.

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