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   India Targets 100% Teledensity in Rural Areas by 2018
Source: telecompaper.com
Source Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs
Summary: India's new telecom secretary, Rakesh Garg, announced the government target of achieving 100 percent teledensity in rural areas in the next 3 to 4 years, compared to 44 percent at present.
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   India: Govt to Deploy WiFi Connectivity in Critical Public Areas
Source: telecompaper.com
Source Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Summary: India's President Pranab Mukherjee said that the government will establish WiFi zones in critical public areas, The Economic Times reports. Mukherjee also said that the government will work to boost broadband infrastructure in rural areas across India.
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   World Bank Group Provided $11.9 Billion to Europe and Central Asia in Fiscal Year 2014
Source: worldbank.org
Source Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: Comprising 43 projects, the $5.6 billion of World Bank support to the region over the past fiscal year consists of $4.7 billion in commitments from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and $0.9 billion from the International Development Association (IDA).
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   Global Value Chains Offer Opportunities for Growth, Jobs and Development, but More Must Be Done So All Countries and Firms Can Participate Equally, According to a New OECD-WTO-World Bank Group Report
Source Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: Global Value Chains (GVCs) are a dominant feature of the world economy that impact growth, jobs and development, but numerous challenges remain to ensure that all countries and all firms have the opportunity to participate and benefit, according to a new joint report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organisation (WTO) and World Bank Group (WBG).
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   World Bank Group to Help Developing Countries Reap Maximum Benefits from Implementing WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Source: worldbank.org
Source Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: The World Bank Group today launched a new program which will help developing countries reduce costs and improve speed and efficiency of trade at their borders by simplifying their customs procedures.
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   World Bank Group’s Infrastructure Spending Increases to US$24 Billion
Source: worldbank.org
Source Date: Friday, July 18, 2014
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: The World Bank Group announced today that its financing commitments in roads, bridges, energy, clean water, and other critical infrastructure projects grew by 45 percent to US$24.2 billion in the fiscal year 2014, up from US$16.7 billion in the previous year. The jump in financing was due to increased demand from developing countries.
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   Singapore, India Plan Smart Cities Partnership
Source: futuregov.asia
Source Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: Singapore and India plan to partner and share knowledge on how to build successful new cities using technology and data, following a recent visit by Singapore’s foreign minister. India’s Budget has just committed to spend US$1.2bn on building 100 new smart cities across the country .
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   ADB Cuts Southeast Asia Growth Outlook, Blames Tensions
Source: rappler.com
Source Date: Friday, July 18, 2014
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday, July 18 downgraded its 2014 economic outlook for Southeast Asia citing political tensions in Thailand and Vietnam and soft external demand in Indonesia.
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   Building Capacity for Resilient Development
Source: pina.com.fj
Source Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: Pacific Island countries are amongst the most disaster prone in the region, exposed to natural hazards such as floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, which all pose a significant challenge to development in the Pacific region. A single disaster event can result in losses in the millions of dollars and can undo progress in areas such as infrastructure, ag ... Read More
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   Asia-Pacific to Witness 17.9 pc Rise in Digital Advertising This Year
Source: medianewsline.com
Source Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Focus: Internet Governance
Summary: Digital_advertisingJust like in 2012 and 2013, the region will boast the second-biggest share of digital ad spending worldwide, trailing only North America, at 29.3% vs. 38.8%. Though we expect this trend to continue through our forecast period, Asia-Pacific will actually lose share in the coming years as North America widens the gap.
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