Policy & Research
A4AI believes in sound policy recommendations informed by robust and objective research. On this page you can find out more about our recommended Policy & Regulatory Good Practices, discover our detailed Affordability Report, delve into our collection of Case Studies and explore a wide range of affordability research in our Knowledge Bank.
Policy & Regulatory Good Practices
Between our 80+ members, A4AI has hundreds of years of experience in the policy and regulatory arena. Drawing on this accumulated knowledge, A4AI has produced an outline of policy and regulatory good practices demonstrated to drive down the cost of Internet access. All of our members endorse these practices, and they form the backbone of our advocacy work.
We believe that key policy levers to drive down prices include allowing innovative allocation of spectrum, promoting infrastructure sharing, and increasing transparency and public participation in regulatory decisions.
A4AI’s flagship annual research project is our affordability report. The report is part of our ongoing efforts to understand why some countries have succeeded in making Internet access more affordable, accessible and universal, and what others can do to catch up quickly.
You can access the report via a dedicated hub page. Covering 51 developing and emerging countries, we’ve also developed an interactive data explorer and over 15 detailed country profiles in our in-depth report. There are also more than 30 detailed policy recommendations for governments, businesses and not-for-profits. We believe it will prove an invaluable resource for all those working towards Affordable Internet.
To access the 2013 version of the report, please visit: http://a4ai.org/affordability-report-2013/
A4AI publishes two types of case studies – thematic case studies and country case studies.
THEMATIC CASE STUDIES
COUNTRY CASE STUDIES
These short case studies briefly analyse the current state of broadband affordability in the following countries, including the policy environment, challenges and opportunities facing each nation in their work to make broadband truly affordable.
Cameroon | August 2014
Ghana | March 2014
Nigeria | April 2014
Brazil | August 2014
Dominican Republic | February 2015
República Dominicana (en español) | febrero de 2015
Peru | July 2014
Perú (en español) | julio de 2014
Bangladesh | June 2016
Myanmar | March 2015
The Knowledge Bank
A4AI members produce a large amount of high-quality research on affordability-related matters. We aim to highlight relevant and timely pieces of member research – as well as research from other leading organisations – which we believe will be of value to our community.
To view and download recent reports, please visit: http://a4ai.org/category/policy-research/members-research/