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IoT Business Index 2017: Transformation in Motion




Digital Cities Index 2022: European Cities outperformed with open data projects and tightly defined sustainability schemes

Consumer demand for digital currencies expected to increase, Economist Impact study finds

Seizing the opportunity: the future of AI in Latin America

As Latin America is looking to a post-covid future, this report examines the current state of AI in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico and provides a high-level outlook for the next decade. Building on an interview programme with policymakers, business executives and academics, alongside desk research, this report explores AI investments, industry trends in the region, and the policy environment and challenges. The report concludes with a series of policy takeaways based on international good practice for policymakers looking to develop their AI ecosystems and capabilities.

The super-app model in the Middle East and Africa

The emergence of the next generation of digital challengers—super-apps—has presented a conundrum to incumbent companies, both within and outside the financial sector. Tracing the evolution of super-apps in China shows that their disruptive impact is evident. In this report we ask what lessons this holds for the Middle East and Africa, not just for technology firms poised to become super-apps but also for the incumbents themselves, particularly those in the financial services industry.

Breaking news: the economic impact of covid-19 on the global news media industry

The global news media industry is under threat at a time when access to trustworthy, independent journalism is, for many, a matter of life and death.

Fashioning a fairer future

In mid-February a fashion industry coalition announced the adoption of an inclusion rider—a contractual diversity commitment—based on a campaign that started several years ago in Hollywood. Such riders can be used by individuals in contract negotiations or adopted as hiring policies by companies. It could, advocates hope, help the industry to truly democratise access to opportunity and reward all demographic groups fairly, which it has struggled to do thus far.

Bridging digital divides key to Asia-Pacific’s economic recovery, Economist Impact study finds

Digital inclusion: The policy journey towards greater opportunities

Digital inclusion can stimulate economic growth and development. During the current covid-19 pandemic, countries are looking to seize on digital opportunities to maintain services and build for the future. An increase in online connectivity based on new technology infrastructure, such as 5G networks, is necessary from a supply-side perspective, while the demand-side, in terms of raising awareness and enhancing digital skills, is important to reap the full benefifits of access.

The Inclusive Internet Index: Five-year lookback

It is nevertheless crucial to take stock of the state of inclusivity now versus five years ago. It is only by understanding where we’ve been that we can chart the path toward a future in which every man, woman and child can leverage the internet’s countless advantages. Through comprehensive analysis of the data collected over the past five years, this report assesses the progress that countries have made and looks at the obstacles still preventing roughly half of the world’s population from using the internet. The key findings from five years of the 3i are as follows:

Multimodal learning framework: leveraging best practices to support students

By leveraging compelling insights from faculty and student surveys, expert interviews and desk research, this report provides a playbook of best practices to support educators’ use of multimodal learning to achieve a range of outcomes.

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