This workshop, organised jointly by the World Bank/infoDev and the OECD, aimed to share best practices in coherent approaches to meeting development objectives laid out by Ministers.
ICT4D – the application of information and communication technologies for international development – is moving to a new phase. This will require new technologies, new approaches to innovation and implementation, new intellectual perspectives and, above all, a new view of the world's poor. All these must be understood if we are to harness digital technologies in the service of some of our world's most pressing problems.
- Opening Session:
The ICT4D 2.0 Manifesto: Where Next for ICTs and International Development? 2009 (pdf). This paper explains the phase change – from "ICT4D 1.0" to "ICT4D 2.0" – and its implications. Written by Richard Heeks.
- OECD Workshop on Policy Coherence in the Application of Information and Communication Technologies for Development