Mesurer les TIC mondiales, version 2009

La Conférence des Nationa-Unies sur le développement (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ou UNCTAD) annonce la publication de son quatrième rapport annuel sur l’économie de l’information.

Intitulée The Information Economy Report 2009: Trends and Outlook in Turbulent Times (PDF, en, 153 p.) ce rapport analyse l’appropriation mondiale des technilogies de l’information et de la communication, comme le téléphone cellulaire, l’accès à Internet en haut débit et le commerce en biens et services de ce domaine. Selon le site:

The Information Economy Report 2009 (IER 2009) offers a fresh assessment of the diffusion of key ICT applications between 2003 and 2008. While fixed telephone subscriptions are now in slight decline, mobile and Internet use continues to expand rapidly in most countries and regions. At the same time, there is a widening gap between high-income and low-income countries in broadband connectivity. Broadband penetration is now eight times higher in developed than in developing countries. The report explores policy options for countries seeking to improve broadband connectivity.

The IER 2009 includes a chapter on the use of ICTs in the business sector. Drawing on unique data, it examines how ICT use differs both between and within countries, highlighting the rural-urban divide as well as that between large and small companies. The report recommends that governments in developing countries give more attention to ICT uptake and use by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as they are lagging behind larger firms. And it discusses those aspects of ICT where government intervention can make a difference.

A third chapter is devoted to the impact of the financial crisis on ICT trade. While a growing share of exports of ICT goods and services is accounted for by developing economies, especially in Asia, the crisis has affected goods and services quite differently. ICT goods are among the categories of trade most negatively affected by the recession, while IT and ICT-related services appear to be among the most resilient. A statistical annex to the report provides data on ICT infrastructure, ICT use, and ICT trade for up to 200 economies.

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