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Benchmark of fifth-generation collaborative digital regulation

Benchmark of fifth-generation collaborative digital regulation

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is advocating a new collaborative approach to ICT regulation. Collaborative regulation or 5th generation regulation (G5) broadly defined is based on the concept of generations of ICT regulation, with successive generations evolving from an initial command and control approach for public monopolies, to one of collaboration across institutions and stakeholders to oversee the development of collaborative regulation for a digital economy.

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Collaborative regulation for digital transformation in  Mexico

Collaborative regulation for digital transformation in Mexico

To navigate digital transformation, Mexico has embraced the new regulatory paradigm that seeks to fast forward digital transformation for all – and that paradigm is embodied in the concept of collaborative digital regulation.

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Guide to Developing a National Cybersecurity Strategy, 2nd edition 2021

Guide to Developing a National Cybersecurity Strategy, 2nd edition 2021

The Guide to Developing a National Cybersecurity Strategy is one of the most comprehensive overviews of what constitute successful cybersecurity strategies. It is the result of a unique, collaborative, and equitable multi-stakeholder effort. The partners came together with an appreciation of the need to strengthen cooperation and coordination across the international community on cybersecurity capacity-building. The objective of this effort is to support national leaders and policymakers in the development of defensive and proactive responses to cyber risks, in the form of a National Cybersecurity Strategy, and in thinking strategically about cybersecurity, cyber-preparedness, response and resilience, and building confidence and…

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Etude de cas: La régulation collaborative en République Démocratique du Congo

Etude de cas: La régulation collaborative en République Démocratique du Congo

L’objectif de cette étude consiste à l’évaluation du cadre réglementaire du secteur de télécommunications en République Démocratique du Congo notamment les pratiques de collaboration entre les établissements (ampleur et profondeur), des outils réglementaires en place, du niveau de maturité de la réglementation en place, après une analyse des principales politiques pour le secteur des TIC, les politiques intersectorielles pour l’économie numériques, l’environnement et de de l’écosystème du secteur, le cadre politique et institutionnel ainsi que la mise en oeuvre de ces politiques et programmes du développement du secteur.

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Financing universal access to digital technologies and services 2021

Financing universal access to digital technologies and services 2021

Today’s fundamental funding challenge is to make rural and low-income areas and marginalized populations “worth” the investment risk for the private sector and co-investors, as the economic cost of exclusion is higher than the cost of closing the digital divide. Designed to provide practical guidance to ITU members and other stakeholders, this new report will contribute to reviewing and rethinking funds as a concept, exploring alternative models using a combination of monetary and non-monetary contributions and implementing innovative risk-mitigation mechanisms and financial solutions for smarter investments. It also provides guidance on the policy and regulatory frameworks needed to attract greater…

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Global Cybersecurity Index 2020

Global Cybersecurity Index 2020

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) was first launched in 2015 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to measure the commitment of 193 ITU Member States and the State of Palestine1 to cybersecurity to help them identify areas of improvement and encourage countries to take action, through raising awareness on the state of cybersecurity worldwide. As cybersecurity risks, priorities, and resources evolve, the GCI has also adapted to give a more accurate snapshot of cybersecurity measures taken by countries. This report aims to better understand countries’ commitments to cybersecurity, identify gaps, encourage the incorporation of good practices, and provide useful insights…

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Switching on Smart Rwanda: Digital inclusion, collaboration and a G5 mindset

Switching on Smart Rwanda: Digital inclusion, collaboration and a G5 mindset

According to the ICT Regulatory Tracker, Rwanda is a fourth-generation (G4) regulator. As a country that has put ICTs at the centre of its development since 2000, Rwanda has duly earned its recent entry into the small but growing club of African countries to be rated at the G4 level. G4 is characterized by integrated regulation, led by economic and social policy goals. G5, which is well within Rwanda’s grasp, has the important additional aspect of deep and meaningful collaboration as a means of achieving development-oriented digitalization and digital transformation.

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Tanzania – A solid base for moving to G5 regulation

Tanzania – A solid base for moving to G5 regulation

The ability to successfully collaborate, is one of the key building blocks of a digital economy, and a key marker of a fifth generation (G5) regulator. In an information and communication technology (ICT) sector known for change, G5 regulation represents yet another shift – not of technology, but of paradigm – for governments and regulators globally. G5 regulation forces the reconsideration of existing institutional frameworks and the harmonisation of policy priorities and regulatory rules in recognition of the interplay between digital infrastructure, services and content across industries and national borders.

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The benchmark of fifth generation collaborative regulation

The benchmark of fifth generation collaborative regulation

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has been advocating in the past years the need to implement a new approach to ICT regulation, labelled fifth generation collaborative regulation. The underlying premise of such an approach is the need for countries to migrate to a regulatory and policy framework based on the collaboration among multiple sectors and cross-sector regulators within a scope that expands beyond the ICT space into that of the digital economy. In this context, as part of its Global ICT Regulatory Outlook, the ITU launched a pilot version of The Benchmark of Fifth Generation Collaborative Regulation (G5 Benchmark) in…

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Collaborative regulation case study Moldova

Collaborative regulation case study Moldova

With its ups and downs, the Republic of Moldova has experienced an expansion of the economy by an average of 4.6 per cent annually over the past 20 years.1 The global pandemic, however, has left a significant mark – the gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 7.0 per cent in 2020 and affected most sectors of the economy. According to a study by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the economic losses of the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 affected some countries more than others. Countries with better broadband infrastructure and with broad use of ICTs among the population were able to…

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