Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rich v. Poor Country ICT Statistics and Charts Online

Very interesting statistics...
Worldwide mobile, Internet and broadband data for 1998-2009 is now available online at:

Based on ITU data, this provides a compiled and cleaned-up spreadsheet of data; charts comparing technology penetration levels in countries grouped by income; 'digital gap' charts comparing richest vs. poorest countries; and 'digital lag' data showing how many years behind the richest countries are the poorest countries.

Other items available at - - include Google motion chart visualisations of mobile and broadband data over time, and data on worldwide ICT4D expenditure and the Indian IT sector.

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Richard Heeks
Director, Centre for Development Informatics
University of Manchester, UK

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