IGF and digital development

With its subtitle ‘Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development’, the IGF 2015 promised to be a discussion hub on digital development. Issues such as affordable access and the digital divide featured prominently in debates, with relevance scores of 92.5% and 100% respectively. Furthermore, several reports were presented, such as the Broadband Commission’s Broadband Targets for 2015 and the IGF’s draft report Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion – which is currently generating input. More on the discussion of development issues at the IGF can be found in the IGF summary report.