How Information and Communication Technology Can Fast-Track Development


How Information and Communication Technology Can Fast-Track Development

04 November 2016
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Developing countries have yet to reap digital dividends. Affordable, open, and safe ICT can boost collaboration, efficiency, and innovation.  

Information and communication technology facilitates by electronic means the processing, transmission, and display of information. Ever faster and cheaper, ICT condenses or elides temporal and spatial distances. ICT has already transformed the fi nancial services, media, retail, and telecommunications sectors. Through the globalization it simultaneously feeds on and accelerates, it is reshaping societies, economies, and governments worldwide.

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