Featured Research and Reports
The Future of Virtual Health and Care
The Broadband Commission Working Group on Virtual Health and Care was launched to examine virtual health and care in context of the COVID-19 pandemic: the trends, forecasts, key role of policy in influencing adoption, challenges, and ways of overcoming them. Co-chaired by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the WHO,
Importance of ICT and Global Cooperation for Future Epidemic Management, Research Report
The Broadband Commission Working Group on Epidemic Management was organized to analyze international efforts, best practices, and lessons learned from the use of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) in response to COVID-19, and to present collaborative approaches to overcome future pandemics. Launched in September 2020 and chaired by Dr. Hyeonmo Ku, Chief Executive Officer
Open Statement from the Broadband Commission to the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF-2022)
The HLPF in 2022 will review progress toward SDGs 4 on quality education, 5 on gender equality, 14 on life below water, 15 on life on land, and 17 on partnerships for the Goals. The Forum will take into account the different and particular impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across
5th Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) Open Statement
The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development addresses this Open Statement to the 5th United Nations Conference of the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) convening every 10 years and held in 2022 at a critical time, as the final decade of action for the 2030 agenda gathers pace.
Overview and Selected Resources – Dec 13 2021
Download the following infographic for a snapshot of the Commission’s advocacy work, outputs, and relevant materials of its partners.
21st Century Financing Models for Bridging Broadband Connectivity Gaps
The Working Group for 21st Century Financing and Funding Models for Sustainable Broadband Development was established as a cross-sector group of thought-leaders with representation from national regulatory authorities, telecommunications operators, financial institutions, trade associations, academics and not-for-profit development organizations operating under the auspices of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
Executive Summary – 21st Century Financing Models for Bridging Broadband Connectivity Gaps
How can a wide spectrum of stakeholders within the digital space unite to tackle the challenge of developing new broadband infrastructure, upgrading existing infrastructure, and cultivating relevant digital content and services for widely unconnected populations? And how shall these models aid in achieving the Commission’s 2025 Targets as well as
The State of Broadband 2021: People Centred Approaches for Universal Broadband
Despite progress on Internet access and adoption, more effort is needed to ensure success and concrete movement towards the global 2030 targets. Additional investment and inclusive, open partnerships can advance progress towards universal broadband – which in turn will accelerate economic growth, help alleviate poverty, impact social development, and address
Connecting Learning Spaces: Possibilities for Hybrid Learning
Promotional Toolkit to support the report: Trello The Working Group Report on Digital Learning introduces a range of factors that should be in place in order for hybrid learning to be a viable option for students, requiring deliberate planning, informed decision-making and substantial investment. It addresses considerations for accessing hybrid
Importance of ICT and Global Cooperation for Future Epidemic Management, Executive Summary
In the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the whole world has been exerting immense efforts on overcoming the virus. While governments and medical sectors are concentrating on treatment and development of vaccines and medicines, the ICT sector has also been playing a pivotal role in enabling various economic activities while