Title Information and Communications for Development 2018
Subtitle Data-Driven Development
Author World Bank Group
ISBN 9781464813252
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 178
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher The World Bank
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The Information and Communications for Development series looks in depth at how information and communications technologies are affecting economic growth in developing countries. This new report, the fourth in the series, examines the topic of data-driven development, or how better information makes for better policies. The objective is to assist developing-country firms and governments in unlocking the value of the data they hold for better service delivery and decision making and to empower individuals to take more control of their personal data.

We are undoubtedly experiencing a data revolution in which our ability to generate, process, and utilize information has been magnified many times over by the machines that we increasingly rely upon. This report is about how the data revolution is changing the behavior of governments, individuals, and firms and how these changes affect the nature of development: economic, social, and cultural. How can governments extract value from data to improve service delivery in the same way that private companies have learned to do for profit? Is it feasible for individuals to take ownership of their own data and to use it to improve their livelihoods and quality of life? Can developing-country firms compete with the internet majors on their own turf and be even more innovative in their use of data to serve local customers better? Though the report is aimed primarily at government policy makers, it also has great relevance for individuals concerned about how their personal data is used and how the data revolution might affect their future job prospects. For private sector firms, particularly those in developing countries, the report suggests how they might expand their markets and improve their competitive edge. For development professionals, the report provides guidance on how they might use data more creatively to tackle longstanding global challenges, such as eliminating extreme poverty, promoting shared prosperity, or mitigating the effects of climate change.

The report’s chapters explore different themes associated with the supply of data, the technology underlying it, and the demand for it. An overview chapter focuses on government use of data and presentation of definitions. Part I of the report then looks at the “supply side” of the data sector, with chapters on data connectivity and capacity (where data comes from, how it is stored, and where it goes) and data technology (specifically big data analytics and artificial intelligence) and how this is contributing to development. Part II looks at the sector’s “demand side,” with a chapter on people’s use of data and another that examines how firms use digital platforms in the data economy and how that contributes to competitiveness. Part III brings together the policy implications for developing-country stakeholders, with a chapter considering government policies for data, including data protection and privacy. A closing Data Notes appendix looks at statistical indicators associated with the use of data and presents the 2018 update of the Digital Adoption Index (DAI), a composite indicator introduced in the 2016 World Development Report: Digital Dividends.





Executive Summary • Data deluge • Who benefits? • Data-driven business models • Data belongs to all of us • Notes • References

Chapter 1. Data: The Fuel of the Future • Data, data, everywhere • How data is changing development • A data typology • How governments use data • Structure of the report • Notes • References

Chapter 2. Supply: Data Connectivity and Capacity • The ever-expanding data universe • Goodbye data carriers, hello data creators • Cloud computing: Back to the future • Internet of Things: Data is all around • Data-driven business models • Data holes: Filling the gaps • Conclusions: Toward sustainable national data ecosystems • Notes • References

Chapter 3. Better Data for Doing Good: Responsible Use of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence • Introduction • The big data revolution • The evolution of artificial intelligence • Using big data and AI as a force for social good • From design to responsible use: Ethical challenges with using big data and AI • A way forward: Harnessing big data and AI to “leave no one behind” • Notes • References

Chapter 4. People and Data • Introduction • The data market • The benefits, costs, and risks for people • Remedies • Toward a more balanced data market • Looking to the future • Notes • References

Chapter 5. Firms and Data • Introduction • Digital platforms • Business models for digital platforms • Digital platform dynamics • Firms in the data economy • SMEs in the data economy • Looking ahead • Notes • References

Chapter 6. Policies for the Data Economy • Introduction • Policies for building data as an infrastructure asset • Data policies for building trust • Data security • Policies for maximizing the data economy • Notes • References

Data Notes: Data for Development Indicators • Availability and users • Affordability and usage • Government • Infrastructure • Digital Adoption Index • Notes • References



Boxes • Figures • Maps • Tables

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People interested in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

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