Creating the Smart Society: Social and Economic Development through ICT Applications

Final Report [Question 1/2]

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This report describes the concept of a Smart Society and illustrates the characteristics of ‘smartness’ of the technological pillars and components of the Smart Society. It further analyzes the foundational principles for information and communication technology (ICT) to create the Smart Society, such as, ICT resource management and efficiency, data openness, user-centric strategies, Internet of Things (IoT), rural-urban digital gaps, and assessing ICT projects. The report provides useful case studies of the Smart Society in the field of health, learning, energy, agriculture, resource management – water and waste, commerce, and smart transport networks and road safety. It presents challenges and way forward for achieving a Smart Society in developing countries from the viewpoint of ICT policy and regulation, budgets, standardization, and human capital.




ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) study groups provide a neutral contribution-driven platform where experts from governments, industry and academia gather to produce practical tools, useful guidelines and resources to address development issues. Through the work of the ITU-D study groups, ITU-D members study and analyse specific task-oriented telecommunication/ICT questions with an aim to accelerate progress on national development priorities.


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