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Information and Communication Technology

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Information and Communication Technology

 

Information and communications technology (ICT) can be a great tool for development. Advances in the use of technology can improve economic opportunities for the poor, increase delivery of services to the underserved, improve governance, and benefit social change. World Bank Group strategies in ICT have focused on promoting reform, increasing access, supporting ICT human capacity, and supporting ICT applications. (Capturing Technology for Development, p. 5) But access and use of the Internet and broadband is still much lower in poorer countries.

Source: ITU World Telecommunication /ICT Indicators database
Note: The developed/developing country classifications are based on the UN M49
* Estimates

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