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DA2I 2019 Report

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Development and Access to Information 2019

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 will be presented on 23 May 2019, during the IFLA President’s Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and it will be made available in this website for download on that day.

Meet the Guest Authors

Dr Katarina Popović, Secretary-General, International Council on Adult Education

Dr Katarina Popović

Secretary-General, International Council on Adult Education

Stefania Lapolla Cantori, Information Analyst

Stefania Lapolla Cantori

Information Analyst, CETIC.br

Professor Tim Unwin, Emeritus Professor, UNESCO Chair in ICT for Development

Professor Tim Unwin

Emeritus Professor, UNESCO Chair in ICT for Development

Karl Falkenberg

Karl-Friedrich Falkenberg

Former Director-General for Environment, European Commission

Dorothy Gordon, Chair, UNESCO Information For All Programme

Dorothy Gordon

Chair, UNESCO Information For All Programme

A2I and the Sustainable Development Goals

Click on the active icons to learn how access to information contributes to the selected SDG:

SDG 10 Reduces inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production
SDG 14 Life below water
SDG 15 Life on land
SDG 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
SDG 17 Partnership for the goals
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