ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/6

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Publication Subject: Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: Financing for development, Technology & innovation

Initiatives: Arab information society

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Arab countries, Economic growth, Information society, Knowledge-based economy, Regional cooperation, Development strategies, Statistical data, Classification, Recommendations, Legal aspects, Digital divide, Capacity building, Communication technology, Information technology, Communication policy

Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2005

January 2005

The accelerating development in knowledge during the past few decades has modified the principles of economic growth with the move towards knowledge-based economy affecting all sectors of the economy. This report aims to depict the status of information societies in the ESCWA region, measure the progress made in building these societies and evaluate the current status of member countries. With those objectives, the report provides comprehensive analysis and essential information on the situation of the ESCWA region in comparison with the rest of the world. The end result is the promotion of cooperation and regional integration opportunities in an increasingly knowledge-based global economy.

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