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Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 13

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E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/1
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2010

Information and communications technology plays a significant role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular in the areas of awareness-raising, capacity-building and shortening distances, among others. The main topic in this issue of the Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia is the impact of Information and Communications Technology on development. It highlights the role of ICT in achieving the MDGs in the Arab countries and summarizes the status of implementation of each of the eight MDGs with examples of initiatives to achieve those goals brought about by governments in cooperation with regional and international organizations. Other articles featured in this issue address regional initiatives aimed at establishing an integrated Arab communications network, ICT-related activities undertaken by ESCWA in the first half of 2010, in addition to articles addressing the impact of ICT on daily life and on the development of local communities, and the advancement of the Arabic digital content.