Development and Access to Information (DA2I) is a series of reports, led by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group, University of Washington (TASCHA), that monitor the progress countries are making towards fulfilling their commitment to promote meaningful access to information (A2I) as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
In response to governments’ commitment to promote meaningful access to information (A2I) as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the report provides a range of indicators of how well countries are performing. Looking at four different pillars of access – connectivity, social and cultural norms, skills and laws – it gives insights into the different dimensions of meaningful access to information.
Drawing on the rich experience of IFLA, it also includes a particular focus on libraries, sharing evaluated case-studies of how they promote more socially and economically inclusive societies.
Finally, each DA2I report has a focus on the SDGs selected for review at the HLPF in the year of publication. The 2019 edition features thematic chapters by guest authors on how access to information promotes the achievement of each of the following SDGs: Quality Education (SDG 4), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10), Climate Action (SDG 13), and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16).
The report was presented on 23 May 2019, during the IFLA President’s Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dr Katarina Popović
Secretary-General, International Council on Adult Education
Stefania Lapolla Cantoni
Information Analyst, CETIC.br
Professor Tim Unwin
Emeritus Professor, UNESCO Chair in ICT for Development
Former Director-General for Environment, European Commission
Chair, UNESCO Information For All Programme