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In accordance with the most recent International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities of the world-wide System of National Accounts (United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. (http://unstats.org/unsd/cr/registry/), the Information and Communications Sector covers the following activities:
1.1 HISTORY OF OPEN CITIES AND THE OPEN DATA FOR RESILIENCE INITIATIVE
The World Bank, through its Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), launched the Open Cities Project in November 2012 to create open data ecosystems that will facilitate innovative, data-driven urban planning and disaster risk management in South Asian cities. Open Cities is one component of a broader World Bank and GFDRR program, the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI), further described in box 1.1.
The Transport Sector, in accordance with the most recent International Standard Industrial Classi cation of All Economic Activities of the world-wide System of National Accounts (United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classi cation of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008, (http://unstats.org/unsd/cr/registry/), includes the following set of activities to move both persons and cargo:
WASHINGTON, December 5, 2012 - More than a thousand computer programmers and other information technology specialists in 40 cities around the world developed 181 new application software, or apps, this past weekend to help improve access to safe sanitation for the 2.5 billion poor people who lack it. The "hackers" competed for 48 hours in the first ever global Sanitation Hackathon.
SUBMITTED BY CHARLES E. SCHLUMBERGER ON TUE, 2012-11-20 10:28
The monitoring of usage of sanitation facilities at scale in the rural areas is a continuing challenge. Usage of the facilities, as against construction, is a behavior which requires frequent cross checks over relatively shorter time spans; in addition, the costs involved are high in terms of money, effort, and time. Making information available in real time to feed back into policy and implementation decision making has been difficult.
‘Maximizing Mobile’ Report Highlights Development Potential of Mobile Communications
July 17, 2012
The new World Bank study says that about three-quarters of planet’s population now has access to a mobile phone.
Around three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone and the mobile communications story is moving to a new level, which is not so much about the phone but how it is used, says a new report by the World Bank and infoDev, its technology entrepreneurship and innovation program.