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IoT Business Index 2017: Transformation in Motion




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.

AI comes of age: Putting customers and employees at the heart of data-driven journeys



From online bazaar to one-stop-shop: The rise of super-apps in the Middle East and Africa

In 2021 WeChat, China’s dominant social media and payment app, announced that it had reached 1.2bn monthly users, making it one of the popular standalone apps in the world. What originated as a humble messaging app has over the past decade transformed into a single portal bundling together millions of third-party apps, allowing customers to do anything from payment transfers, buying bus tickets and purchasing luxury goods to transferring their monthly rent.

AI comes of age: Putting customers and employees at the heart of data-driven journeys

AI comes of age: Putting customers and employees at the heart of data-driven journeys

Food 4.0: Technology in Agriculture and Food


Pandemic response: learnings from the World Health Summit keynote session

Key findings from the World Health Summit - including rethinking pandemic preparedness, sustaining and developing innovative partnerships, and the need for action before the world “moves on” from covid-19.

Pandemic preparedness: lessons from covid-19

David Humphreys, Economist Impact's global practice leader for health policy, will co-chair the Pandemic preparedness: lessons from covid-19 session at this year's World Health Summit. In this article, he highlights the importance of research to tackle future health challenges, as well as examples of our latest pandemic-related work.

UNCTAD: 2021’s other critical conference

The UNCTAD conference took place at a crucial moment for trade and development.

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