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Information and Communication Technologies and Broad-Based Development : A Partial Review of the Evidence

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  • Jeremy Grace
  • Charles Kenny
  • Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang
  • Jia Liu
  • Taylor Reynolds

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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly seen as integral to the development process. This paper reviews some of the evidence for the link between telecommunications and the Internet and economic growth, the likely impact of the new ICTs on income inequality and anecdotal evidence regarding the role of the Internet in improving government services and governance. It looks at methods to maximize access to the new ICTs, and improve their development impact both in promoting income generation and the provision of quality services.

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This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 15053 and published in 2003-12.

ISBN: 0-8213-5563-5
Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:15053

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Keywords: Economic Theory and Research Environmental Economics and Policies Health Economics and Finance Information and Communication Technologies - ICT Policy and Strategies General Technology Health; Nutrition and Population;

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