Welcome to ICT DevLibrary  
  What is it?

The CTO's ICT Development Digital Library (ICT DevLibrary) provides a unique collection of ICT-for-development reports and documents for policy-makers and practitioners in developing countries. It uniquely provides direct, “one-click” access to these documents, and makes these often bulky documents accessible to users on low bandwidth connections. Stocked with key reports published by the leading organisations in the field, the ICT Development Library supplements ICT Development Agenda, the CTO’s web-based newsletter which provides breaking, objective updates on the outcomes of decision-making meetings and summaries of important new reports.

How do I use the library?

Find documents either through the Quick Search function on the toolbar at the top of the page, or use the Advanced Search facility to either narrow search criteria or browse the library by region or country, theme or organisation.

Why create a digital library?

The purpose of the ICT Development Digital Library is to tackle several key factors restricting the ability of stakeholders in developing countries from accessing material important to their participation in ICT decision-making processes.

These include
  • Navigation issues and time taken to locate documents through desktop research; 
  • Broken links in online resources comprising of deep-links to documents; and 
  • Bandwidth constraints (which makes it time-consuming, expensive or even prohibitive to download large files in many countries).

Whose documents are stored in the library?

We welcome requests from partner organisations wishing to make their documents available through the ICT Development Digital Library, and warmly welcome feedback from users of the service. Please contact the Editor at editor@cto.int 

Content partners include:

Acacia Initiative, IDRC
Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
Digital Partners
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Centre International pour le Development de l’Inforoute en Francais (CIDIF)
Commonwealth Network of Information Technology for Development (COMNET-IT)
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)
Department for International Development (DFID)
Digital Opportunity Task Force (DOT Force)
European Commission (EC)
Global Business Dialogue on Electronic Commerce (GBDe)
World Bank Group
Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC)
Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP)
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Information for Development Programme (infoDev)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Partnership for Information and Communication Technologies in Africa (PICTA)
Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA)
Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA)
United Nations Information and Communication Technology Task Force (UN ICT Task Force)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE)
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
United Nations development Programme (UNDP)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Paul Hamilton
Editor, ICT Development Agenda

Marcel Georges
Editor, ICT Development Library

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