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The Broadband Commission has undertaken many activities and initiatives that focused on broadband as enabler for social development. It was achieved through the leadership of the Commissioners, dedicated Working Groups outcomes and its work in a form of reports and research. 

This section will allow you to familiarize with the Commission's outcomes which featured broadband impact on social development. 

Latest Reports 


The Working Group on Digital Health chaired by Novartis Foundation and NOKIA launched its joint report on "Digital Health: A Call for Leadership and Cooperation between ICT and Health" at the Mobile World Congress 2017. 

Together with the report the Working Group released infographic with main outcomes and advocacy recommendations on improving digital health strategies.

The report is focused on three main drivers, which can help achieve the SDG3, on improving human health and well-being, by creating universal digital health coverage. The drivers are as following: strong government leadership, effective governance mechanisms, and alignment between ICT and health sectors.


Latest events/Initiatives​

The Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide outcome report was launched during the spring meeting of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, on March, 15 2017 in Hong Kong.

The report sets up recommendations for action to address the gender gap in Internet access and use, that also help clarify the complementary roles of different actors, including governments and policy-makers, the private sector, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, and academia and research institutions.​​

Follow official webpage of the Working Group for more information. ​


Data and Stats ​

​The Commissioners gathered for the 7th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development in Mexico City, have agreed an ambitious new target designed to spur female access to the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

more ​here....

Highlights on

​​​In October, 2016 Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development addressed ​the UN Habitat III Conference with an Open Statement, where the Commission reaffirmed its belief in the vital role of broadband ​for building and transforming cities and human settlements, and for achieving the goals ​of the New Urban Agenda and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ​

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 Related Working Groups 

 Former Working Groups