This report is the third in a series launched in 2013 ahead of Agenda 2030 to provide evidence-informed analysis on the impact of aid on poverty, the right balance between promoting growth and direct assistance to people in poverty and the need to mobilise more resources and use them effectively. The second report provided greater insight on all the potential resources available to finance the SDGs.
With over 5 billion subscribers worldwide, mobile is one of the most far-reaching technologies in history. It has the capacity to deliver transformative services and opportunities to users, especially access to the internet.
Having surpassed 5 billion people connected to mobile services in 2017, the global mobile industry will reach further milestones over the next eight years. The number of unique mobile subscribers will reach 5.9 billion by 2025, equivalent to 71% of the world’s population. Growth will be driven by developing countries, particularly India, China, Pakistan, Indonesia and Bangladesh, as well as Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
There is extensive evidence now that, as technology evolves from basic voice services to that of broadband, the value of networks increases exponentially with significant multiplier effects impacting positively on economic growth and individual well-being under the right conditions. It is the evolution of such technology that has produced innovation such as the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.
Recent report on tariff analysis plans offered by network service providers - 01 January 2018 to 30 June 2018
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA, hereon referred to as the Authority) is mandated to regulate electronic communications in the public interest. In ensuring that it carries this mandate effectively, it monitors the information communications and technology (ICT) sector to ensure that interests of the consumers are promoted as per object 2(n) of the Electronic Communications Act No. 36 of 2005 (ECA, as amended).
Celebrating 25 years in service to the development of professionalism in fundraising for South African non-profit organisations. For more information refer to www.saifundraising.org.za
The NDA, an agency of the National Department of Social Development, has over the past three years, conducted a number of research studies aimed at informing the state, the civil society sector and other stakeholders on issues affecting the civil society sector in its quest to positively contribute to the development agenda of the Republic of South Africa. For more information on “Enhancing Civil Society participation in the South African Development Agenda: The role of CSOs." refer to http://www.nda.org.za
The Global NGO Technology Report (techreport.ngo) is an annual research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use technology. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, the report summarizes how NGOs use web and email communications, online fundraising tools, social media, mobile technology, and data management and security software. Now in its third edition, the primary goal of this year’s report is to provide an updated set of technology benchmarks for NGOs worldwide.
This study is based on the premise that exclusion and marginalisation of the poor in service delivery seems to be a continual struggle for the poor in developing countries including post-apartheid South Africa. A partnership with the Inner City Resource Centre (ICRC) was established in order to promote collaboration in implementing programmes in the inner city, in particular, ‘bad buildings’ in Johannesburg.
This case study examines reform that alleviated severe overcrowding and inhumane conditions in Pollsmoor Male Remand Detention Facility (Pollsmoor Remand), a South African incarceration centre for people awaiting trial and sentencing.