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Digital Divide International Initiatives


Digital Opportunity Task force (DOT Force)

UN ICT task force

World Economic Forum Global Digital Divide Initiative (WEF)

Digital Opportunity Initiative (DOI)

ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference, 2002:

Links to other global and regional ICT initiatives


International Organizations and ICTs

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP's Sustainable Development Networking Programme

UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

United Nations

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

UNITAR Information Society and development Programme

World Health Organization (WHO) Health InterNetwork

World Bank


Online information on the Digital Divide:

Access Costs in OECD Countries, OECD

Africa Goes Online, D. Akst and M. Jensen, June 2001

Bridging the Digital Divide, U. Mohan, September 2000

Bridging the Digital Divide: Thinking about community technology, J. Senyak & A. Fong, November, 2000

Broadband widens the DD, ISP Planet

Challenges to the Network: Internet for Development, International Telecommunication Union, 1999

Digital Divide Basics, Digital Divide Network

ICT for Development  Topic Page, Development Gateway

ICTs and Poverty: a literature review, C. Nyaki Adeya, IDRC.

Information and Communication Technologies and Broad-Based Development: A Partial Review of the Evidence, WorldBank, J. Grace,  C. Kenny & C. Qiang,  February 2001 

List of Networking Programs, InfoDev

Interregional Internet Bandwidth, Telegeography, 2001

Joint OECD/UN/UNDP/World Bank Global Forum: Five Interesting ICT Infrastructure Initiatives for Developing Countries

Measuring the ICT Sector, OECD

State of the Internet 2000, Report, US Internet Council (USIC)

The Case for Alternative Bandwidth Management to Help Bridge the Digital Divide, VITA, G. Schrffenberger, 2001  

The Information for Development Program (working papers), InfoDev   

Understanding the Digital Divide, OECD, 2001

UNDP and the communications revolution, Communications and Knowledge-Based Technologies For Sustainable Human Development

UNESCO observatory of the Information society: Global Watch

Universal Service and Universal Access Issues, Community South Africa, Peter Benjamin & Mona Dahms, June 1999

UTLink: Univ of Toronto's G8 Information Centre

When the Web is not world-wide, BBC News, 21 July 2000


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