In 2002 Panos jointly completed a survey and recommended actions to be taken by developing countries and international agencies to promote more effective, participation in decision-making around Information Communication Technologies (ICTs).
International decisions about information and communication technologies (ICTs) have far-reaching implications for developing countries. Yet developing countries are poorly represented when agendas are set and decisions made.
This survey – commissioned by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) – from the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) and Panos London, maps out who makes the decisions in the world of international ICTs, the actual level of developing country participation and what obstacles are preventing them from effective engagement. It outlines practical initiatives to give developing countries a louder voice in the international ICT decision-making process.