International Institute for Communication and Development

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The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) is a non-profit foundation established by the Ministry for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands in 1996. IICD's aim is to support sustainable development through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), notably computers and the Internet.

The Institute, which is based in The Hague, is active in nine developing countries: Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ghana, Jamaica, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. IICD supports policy processes and projects involving the use of ICTs in the following sectors: health, education, "livelihoods" (mainly agriculture), and governance. IICD receives funding from the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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