The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other. In 2016, 750 individuals from 76 countries and 320 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.
The term 'rural development' also represents improvement in quality of life of rural population. ICT is an integral part of the developmental strategies of both developing and developed nations. ICT applications can enhance poor people's opportunities by improving their access to markets, agriculture, basic education and health. Furthermore, ICT can empower the poor mass by expanding the use of government services and reduce risks by widening access to micro-finance. My paper has elaborately analyzed about variety of fairly straightforward successful rural ICT interventions which have shown a greater impact on agricultural production, post-harvest activities, basic computer literacy, adult literacy etc.