The Global Information Technology Report 2015: ICTs for Inclusive Growth

Four important messages emerge from the 2015 report. First, the ICT revolution holds the potential of transforming economies and societies and of addressing some of the most pressing global challenges of our time.

Second, this ICT revolution is well under way in some parts of the world. In these places, it is even accelerating as a result of the ubiquity of broadband Internet, the democratization of technologies, and the accelerating pace of innovation.

Third, the ICT revolution has not so far reached large parts of the planet. Many of those who stand to gain the most from it are not yet connected. In order to better leverage ICTs for development, a higher level of preparedness and better infrastructure and access are needed. In this context, government leadership and vision are critical.

Finally, digital divides exist within countries. Even in the most advanced economies, only certain segments of the population are benefitting from ICTs. Many are left behind because of their age, limited digital literacy, lack of access, or remoteness.

Surveys & Reports
Thursday, January 1, 2015 (All day)
World Economic Forum, INSEAD
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