Digital Arabic Content: Opportunities, Priorities and Strategies - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia


Digital Arabic Content: Opportunities, Priorities and Strategies

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/4

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: Financing for development, Technology & innovation

Initiatives: Digital Arabic Content

SDGs: Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Keywords: Arab countries, Arabic language, Communication technology, Digital divide, Economic development, Information technology, Social development, Recommendations, Electronic commerce, Economic aspects, Public services, Digital libraries, Industrial promotion, Case studies

Digital Arabic Content: Opportunities, Priorities and Strategies

January 2005

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.

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