The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development
UNESCO and the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development
UNESCO and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) co-founded the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development as a public/private partnership aligning industry CEOs with civil and intergovernmental society leaders to help achieve the 2030 Agenda through mobile and broadband technologies for universal access to information. Since its establishment in 2010, the Broadband Commission has been chaired biannually by H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and the Mexican self-made entrepreneur and philanthropist Carlos Slim.
The Broadband Commission is recognized inter alia for its output of quality research and policy recommendations, as well as its annual flagship State of Broadband reports.
List of reports of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
Launched at the sixth meeting of the Commission in New York City in September 2012, The Report evaluates the roll-out of broadband around the world and tracks progress towards achieving the four advocacy targets set by the Commission in 2011 for boosting broadband affordability and uptake. It provides country rankings across up to 177 economies on economic impact, penetration, national broadband policy, and connecting people and dwellings.