Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development


Publication date: 2016

Author: Phillippa Biggs (ITU), John Garrity (Cisco), Connie LaSalle (Cisco) and Anna Polomska (ITU)


Themes & Topics

This report explores the current use and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in tackling global development challenges, highlighting a number of specific instances where IoT interventions are helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues . It presents summary conclusions on what is required for the IoT to reach billions of people living in the developing world, and also to accelerate income growth and social development as a result.