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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.

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Recommendations

A number of enabling policies can be put in place to facilitate the deployment of the Internet of Things, as well as Big Data. As explained previously, policies to support rapid and effective adoption of the IoT need to involve a range of stakeholders to help promote successful deployments. At the national level, policies can be put in place to support and facilitate the fast development of IoT, as well as eliminate the barriers and challenges to be overcome (described in the last section).

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