Strategy and Action Plan for ICT in Development Cooperation

ICT for Devolopment Secretariat
With the formulation of the ICT secretariat for development in 2002, Sida started its efforts to mainstream ICT in all its activities. The rapid development of mobile telephony in developing countries and the global expansion of the Internet and its extensive use is clear evidence of the success that can come from providing an open political climate where innovation and growth can prosper to the benefit of everyone. The link between ICT and poverty reduction is clear. The potential of ICT in helping to achieve the Millennium Development Goals is huge.