Institute for Software Research International

School of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh PA 15213 USA

Carnegie Mellon has a number of ongoing initiatives on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Sustainable Development.

Carnegie Mellon hosted a Workshop on June 26-27, 2003, at the World Bank, in Washington, DC, for ICT and development professionals from around the world.

This was followed by the Bangalore Workshop on ICT for Sustainable Development, January 14-16, 2004.

The results of these Workshops form part of the book Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development: Defining a Global Research Agenda

Carnegie Mellon is collaboratively organizing an international academic-oriented (peer-reviewed) interdisciplinary conference on ICT and Development (collaboratively with UC-Berkeley, Microsoft Research, India, IEEE, and ACM):


Information and Communications Technology
for Sustainable Development

Defining a Global Research Agenda

Rahul Tongia
Eswaran Subrahmanian
V. S. Arunachalam

© 2005

Allied Publishers, Bangalore
ISBN: 81 - 7764 - 839 – X

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Front Cover

Front Pages




Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction – Sustainable Development and ICT

Chapter 2: ICT

Chapter 3: Thematic Groups of Sustainable Development

Chapter 4: Where Do We Go From Here?

Appendix 1: Millennium Development Goals

Appendix 2: ICT Indicators

Appendix 3: Washington Workshop

Appendix 4: Bangalore Workshop

Appendix 5: ICT for SD Questionnaire

Appendix 6: Acronyms and Abbreviations

About the Authors


For further information regarding ICT for Sustainable Development or this website, contact Dr. Rahul Tongia, CMU.