How ICTs Can Help
- ICTs enhance our capability to measure progress toward all the SDGs, evaluate the methods used to achieve them, learn what is working and not working, and improve the timeliness and quality of decision making.
- ICTs provide opportunities to streamline and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the activities we undertake across the development landscape.
- ICTs provide access to a whole new range of digitally-enabled products and services which strengthen local economies, local innovation and local communities.
ICTs therefore have incredible potential to improve development outcomes in both the developing and the developed world, and it is self-evident that digital inclusion is necessary for sustainable development in the 21st century.
ICTs are already empowering billions of individuals around the world – by helping them make better-informed decisions, by providing access to education resources and health information, and by delivering services such as mobile banking, e-government and social media networks.