Information Economy Report 2012 now available in French and Spanish
30 octubre 2013

The Information Economy Report 2012: The Software Industry and Developing Countries is the seventh edition in the flagship series published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). As one of few annual reports that monitor global trends related to information and communication technologies (ICTs) from a development perspective, the Report is a valuable reference for policymakers.​



The Information Economy Report 2012, subtitled The Software Industry and Developing Countries, urges governments to adopt policies that can help build domestic software capabilities.

Developing such software locally increases the chances that it will fit the context, culture, and language where it is used, the Report notes.

Consequently, developing capabilities to adopt and adapt software solutions, and eventually to create software locally, adds an economic advantage.

The Report says that such capabilities also can help to expand exports of software.


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