Boosting socioeconomic development through ICT
By 2020, 90% of the world’s population will be covered by mobile broadband networks. This scale brings an unprecedented opportunity to address global challenges of sustainable development. Technology for Good is our initiative where we use our expertise in new technologies, our solutions, and our advocacy to make life better around the world.
From boosting livelihoods, promoting financial inclusion and gender equality, and improving access to health, education, government services and more, ICT is an essential part of our lives. It helps advance equality, democracy, and freedom of expression. We are strong advocates of the role of ICT to enable the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to frame the global development agenda over the next 15 years. Our outreach, partnerships and solutions seek to bring the benefits of mobile technology to everyone to create a more inclusive and sustainable world.
The positive impacts that ICT can have on society are instrumental. Digitalization creates an infrastructure that can enhance financial and social inclusion, improve access to education and health, and that can aid humanitarian matters as poverty and hunger, refugees, peacebuilding and disaster response.
The link between mobile broadband and GDP
How important are mobile broadband networks for global economic development? On average, a 10% increase in the mobile broadband adoption ratio causes a 0.6%-2.8% increase in economic growth. Read more