[global arab network] The Arab economies show varying stages of development in their evolution towards the Information Society, says a new report from the Geneva-based International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The report, National e-Strategies for Development Global Status and Perspectives 2010, highlights the varying stages of development in the adoption of ICT across the Arab World.
The report is published within the framework of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the WSIS’s Tunis phase and the adoption of the Tunis Agenda for Information Society.
Focusing on progress towards the achievement of an inclusive digital society, the report points out that while some Arab countries have already taken measures to facilitate the transformation of their societies others are just taking the initial steps or are still facing basic challenges posed by insufficient ICT infrastructure.
Nevertheless, almost all Arab countries or territories are fulfilling the WSIS recommendations concerning the formulation of ICT strategies, having either developed such a strategy or being ready to adopt existing drafts.
Towards Information Society - National e-Strategies in the Arab World
see also REGIONAL PROFILE OF THE INFORMATION SOCIETY IN WESTERN ASIA