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Digital divide

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Digital inequality
Global digital divide
Working paper

Bridging the global digital divide

This paper outlines an initiative that would allow the United States, along with a range of public and private partners, to seize the opportunity to reduce the digital divide between nations and people in a way that benefits inclusive economic advancement in low- and middle-income...
Policy report

Learning from lockdown: 12 steps to eliminate digital exclusion

While digital exclusion is a long-standing problem, it has often struggled for attention and resources in recent years in a crowded public policy landscape. This report is a response to this challenge, setting out a series of 12 recommendations calling for ambitious action from policy...
Report

Addressing rangatahi education: challenges after COVID-19

This report provides compelling evidence of disparities in digital education during the COVID-19 response. It shows the positive effects of addressing these digital divides on the outlook of both rangatahi and their parents about their futures.
Survey

United Nations e-government survey 2020

As a development tool, the e-government survey examines countries’ strengths, challenges and opportunities, and informs policies and strategies. The 2020 edition found that progress has been made across all regions, even in the least developed countries.
Guide

Accelerating digital inclusion in the new normal

This guide offers a framework for a multiyear, cross-industry programme to shape policymaking and accelerate action in the new normal. It presents three innovative strategies for public and private sector leaders to enable greater digital inclusion for the world's economies and societies.
Conference paper

Socio-spatial patterns of the NBN rollout: it is worse than what you think

The purpose of this paper is to leverage basic data mining techniques, combined with census-based socio-spatial data (SEIFA), to uncover the geographic intricacies of the NBN at the metropolitan regions of Sydney and Melbourne. The findings in terms of the dominance of some of the...
Briefing paper

COVID-19, digital inclusion and online education: APO Digital Inclusion Collection Brief April 2020

During the current period of home-based self-isolation, those without the ability to effectively and affordably access and use digital technologies will find it immediately and increasingly difficult to participate in contemporary economic, social, cultural and civic life.
Survey

American Trends Panel survey methodology and COVID-19 Questions

The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. The panel wave conducted March 19 to March 24, 2020 drew 11,537 responses out of 15,433 who were sampled...
Article

Americans turn to technology during COVID-19 outbreak, say an outage would be a problem

This survey, administered between 19 and 24 March 2020 to more than 11,0000 Americans, included a set of questions on their use of digital technologies.
Report

Preparing for life in a digital age

Reports on an international study of the extent to which young people have developed computer and information literacy (CIL) to support their capacity to participate in the digital age.