ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/4
Publication Type: Reports & studies
Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology
Initiatives: Digital Arabic Content
Keywords: Arab countries, Arabic language, Communication technology, Digital divide, Economic development, Information technology, Social development
Digital Arabic Content: Opportunities, Priorities and Strategies
Digital content has come to play a major role given the vital contribution by information and knowledge in meeting economic and social development goals, and the role of information and communication technologies in producing, categorizing, sharing and disseminating such information. This study, which paves the way for drafting an Arab strategy on content building, represents a follow-up to efforts made by ESCWA in the area of digital content. Moreover, the study is aimed at introducing good practices in digital content production worldwide, and at determining measures to remove obstacles that hinder the development of this industry in the region.