Author Archives: colin.blackman

Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World

A new report, Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World, commissioned by infoDev studies the promise and the risks of crowdfunding as a tool to finance innovation and growth in developing countries. The report, edited by Colin Blackman, also provides an … Continue reading

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Comparing Innovation Performance in the EU and the USA

A report, Comparing Innovation Performance in the EU and the USA: Lessons from Three ICT Sub-Sectors, has been published on the IPTS website. The report is based on a study carried out by by Colin Blackman and Simon Forge for the … Continue reading

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Information and Communication Technology is Revolutionizing Development in Africa

WASHINGTON, December 10, 2012 — Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovations are delivering home-grown solutions in Africa, transforming businesses, and driving entrepreneurship and economic growth, says a joint report published by the World Bank and African Development Bank (AfDB), with … Continue reading

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Participation at CPRafrica 2012/CPRsouth7 conference

5-7 September 2012 At the joint CPRafrica 2012 / CPRsouth7 conference in Mauritius, “CONNECTING AFRICA & ASIA: ICT POLICY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE FOR THE GLOBAL SOUTH”, Colin Blackman participated in the pre-conference workshop for young scholars and acted as a discussant. … Continue reading

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Presentation at European Telecom Reform conference

22 March 2012 Colin Blackman gave a presentation on “Spectrum management reform and the role of shared access” at Aalborg University’s Telecom Reform Conference in Copenhagen – “A Quarter Century of Telecom Reform in Europe: Assessing Performance and Prospects”. Powerpoint slides are available here. … Continue reading

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Report on spectrum sharing for the Commission

February 2012 Colin Blackman was a key member of a team led by SCF Associates Ltd that carried out a major study for the European Commission on the value of spectrum sharing. The final report,Perspectives on the Value of Shared Spectrum … Continue reading

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Publication of the Telecommunications Regulation Handbook

The World Bank has announced the publication of the new edition of the Telecommunications Regulation Handbook, edited by Colin Blackman and co-editor Lara Srivastava. The Handbook can be downloaded from the World Banks’s website for free here.

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Presentation on future telecommunications regulation

Following his work as editor of the Telecommunications Regulation Handbook, to be published by infoDev/the World Bank and the ITU, Colin Blackman was invited to give a presentation with Lara Srivastava on future telecommunications regulation at Webster University, Geneva. A podcast of the … Continue reading

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