Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development

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This report explores the current use and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in tackling global development challenges, highlighting a number of specific instances where IoT interventions are helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. It presents summary conclusions on what is required for the IoT to reach billions of people living in the developing world, and also to accelerate income growth and social development as a result.




This report has been written by Phillippa Biggs (ITU), John Garrity (Cisco), Connie LaSalle (Cisco) and Anna Polomska (ITU), under the supervision of Dr. Robert Pepper (Cisco) as a contribution to the ITU/ UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.


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