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Urbanisation in a Digital World: Opportunities and actions for governments, donors and the private sector

The digital revolution provides significant opportunities for developing countries to diversify their economies, improve sector productivity, build their human capital and enhance governance and public services. This is particularly true for cities where much of this innovation will occur. However, whilst the digital and concurrent ‘fourth industrial revolution’ have the potential to improve the lives […]

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Disability inclusion: Infrastructure sector entry points

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher in developing countries. This short paper examines the key programme entry points that programme designers and implementors can consider, by sector.

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What role can technology play in achieving a disability inclusive world?

Technology is increasingly becoming a significant enabler to improve the everyday lives of people with disabilities across areas such as education, employment, civic participation, and financial inclusion. However, while technological innovations have significant potential to ‘level the playing field’ for people with disabilities, if these technologies are not developed in an inclusive way they could […]

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Disability inclusion briefing

This Briefing Note offers advice on basic approaches to Disability inclusion via infrastructure and urban interventions. This guidance includes: The basic requirements of Disability Inclusion and Universal Design. The opportunity and scale-up that infrastructure and urban development offers for delivering better development outcomes for people with disabilities. Advice on how to spot opportunities and entry […]

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Roundtable: The Role of Governance & Transparency in DFID’s Infrastructure & Urban Programming

The Role of Governance & Transparency in DFID’s Infrastructure & Urban Programming: Summary of Roundtable Discussion A consensus has emerged around the importance of governance and transparency in delivering infrastructure and services in low income countries. Policy-makers have tended to focus on the challenges of increasing financial investment. However, this new consensus moves beyond that […]

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Balancing digital risk and opportunity in development

Developing countries cannot view the digital transition as a luxury, but as a necessity if cities and countries wish to be a part of the new global economy.  Regardless of country or income level, governments are grappling with how to embrace technology shifts to achieve better outcomes for citizens. However in emerging economies, governments will […]

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Frontier Technology solutions for improved urban and infrastructure governance

Using industry research along with professional experiences, ICED designed this toolkit to explore the application, benefits, use cases and foundational dependencies for the eight frontier technologies by sector. This tool looks at improving urban and infrastructure governance.

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Frontier Technology solutions for improved infrastructure services

Using industry research along with professional experiences, ICED designed this toolkit to explore the application, benefits, use cases and foundational dependencies for the eight frontier technologies by sector. This tool looks at the infrastructure sector.

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Frontier Technology solutions for improved energy services

Using industry research along with professional experiences, ICED designed this toolkit to explore the application, benefits, use cases and foundational dependencies for the eight frontier technologies by sector. This tool looks at the energy sector.

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Urbanisation in a digital world: The importance of cities

In early 2017 the UK’s Department for International Development’s ICED programme convened a roundtable of UK government departments, investors, NGOs, urban development practitioners and private sector technology and infrastructure services providers. The session explored whether the ‘Smart Cities’ paradigm had relevance for developing country cities, and how the opportunity posed by new digital solutions should […]

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