Policy report

13 Apr 2017

The Scaling Humanitarian ICTs Network (SHINE) funded by Sida, set out with the theory of change that the quality and efficiency of humanitarian aid can be improved in a variety of contexts through the adoption of Information Communications Technologies (ICTs). With applications in Ethiopia, DRC,...


6 Jul 2016

Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States are leading the world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in information and communications technologies (ICT), according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2016.

On average, this...


8 Feb 2016

Digital technologies such as fast computers, portable devices, remote sensors, and ‘smart’ machines are key foundations for the transformation of businesses in almost all industries. They provide a platform for innovation and growth.

Earlier research at the Productivity Commission showed the accelerated use of...

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2015

Seventieth session, agenda item 17

Information and communications technologies for development

The General Assembly adopts the following outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit...


30 Nov 2015

Currently, there are as many mobile subscriptions as people in the world, and every second, 20 new mobile broadband subscriptions are activated. In addition to the increase in subscribers, data consumption also continues to rise.

Consequently, mobile data traffic in Q3 2015 was 65...

Journal article

14 Jul 2015


This paper explores the rise of ICTs as instruments of government reform and the implication of their use from the vantage point of the relations between democratic governance, the aims of Buen Vivir, and the role of civil society. We discuss some...


16 Jun 2015

Digital technologies is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy with its economic contribution growing from $50 billion in 2011 to $79 billion in 2013-14.

Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Computer Society Australia’s have partnered to produce Australia's Digital Pulse which...


15 Jun 2015

As part of its work on analysing digital productivity, the Bureau of Communications Research (BCR) has released the first part of a leading project to understand how digitisation affects Australia’s productivity and the nation’s economy.

A key tool for policy officers and decision-makers, the...

Briefing paper

5 Jun 2015

The past thirty years have seen tremendous growth in the capabilities and reach of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The Internet, especially, has become a critical enabler of social and economic change, transforming how government, business and citizens interact and offering new ways of addressing...


5 Jun 2015

Shared public access to computers and the Internet in developing countries is often hailed as an effective, low-cost way to share the benefits of digital technology. Yet research on the economic and social effects of public access to computers is lacking. This volume offers the...



29 May 2015

There may be many disagreements amongst UK politicians in the run up to the election but the one thing that they do agree upon is the importance of making sure the UK becomes a digitally savvy nation. It is worrying in this context that the...


15 May 2015

The 2015 ICT Sector Report is the second in a series that provides in-depth analysis of New Zealand’s information and communications technology sector, and highlights New Zealand’s very strong performance in the ICT industry over the last few years. The first was published in 2013....


6 May 2015

In the past decade, digital divide discussions have moved from discussions of use or non-use, to a more nuanced recognition of different types and levels of access, motivation, skills and Internet use in a discourse that centres around digital inclusion and inequality. However, there remain...


4 May 2015

Australia is one of the most digitally connected places on earth, yet our nation is lagging in terms of our digital maturity. At the same time, consumers rate their digital experience with governments as the worst across all sectors surveyed.

According to both consumers...


15 Apr 2015

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are transforming our economies and societies. Since 2001, The Global Information and Technology Report series and the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) have been taking the pulse of the ICT revolution worldwide.

The NRI identifies the capacity of countries to...


20 May 2014

The Victorian Government ICT Strategy was originally released on 12 February 2013. To continue improving ICT in the Victorian Government, the Strategy has been updated for the years 2014 and 2015.

The strategy continues to provide high-level direction on the design and use of...

Conference paper

28 Apr 2014


The extent of transformation of education by integration of ICT appears not to match that in other sectors. More effective preparation of teachers is widely assumed to be part of any solution, leading to interest in what knowledge, skills and dispositions are required...


23 Apr 2014

When The Global Information Technology Report (GITR) and the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) were created more than 13 years ago, the attention of decision makers was focused on how to develop strategies that would allow them to benefit from what Time Magazine had described as...


3 Apr 2014

Executive summary

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) has commissioned the CIE and Analysys Mason to investigate the economic impacts arising from mobile broadband in Australia. Mobile broadband means the variety of ways an internet service is delivered via a mobile...

Journal article

15 Feb 2014

As learning technologies are now integral to most higher education student learning experiences, universities need to make strategic choices about what technologies to adopt and how to best support and develop the use of these technologies, particularly in a climate of limited resources. Information from...



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