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.




After more than a decade of discussion and anticipation, the Internet of Things is now firmly on its way. This is a major development, which promises to extend our online world in a myriad of ways. Connecting things, as well as people, offers prospects of new ways of monitoring situations, learning and responding in real-time.


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