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Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to Growth

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  • Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang
  • Alexander Pitt
  • Seth Ayers
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    Thee worldwide development of information and communication technology (ICT) has accelerated dramatically over the past decade. Increased ICT production and use has the potential to influence economic growth positively. This paper focuses on the linkage between ICT and output growth and summarizes the findings in the literature on the contribution of ICT to economic growth arising from capital deepening and increases in total factor productivity. It looks at the methodologies used to assess the magnitude of the different channels through which ICT influences productivity growth, summarizes the key factors that increase and obstruct ICT expansion, and outlines the challenges developing countries face in maximizing ICT's contribution to growth. Strengthening institutions to create an environment that attracts ICT investment and promotes ICT use; exploiting network and spillover effects by creating domestic demand; and promoting "adaptation close to use" to match local capacity and local needs have been identified as policies to surmount these challenges.

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    This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 15059 and published in 2004.

    ISBN: 0-8213-5722-0
    Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:15059

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    Keywords: Economic Theory and Research Macroeconomics and Economic Growth - Knowledge Economy Education - Education for the Knowledge Economy Environmental Economics and Policies Macroeconomics and Economic Growth - Economic Growth;

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    1. World Bank, 2007. "Building Knowledge Economies : Advanced Strategies for Development," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6853, October.
    2. World Bank, 2005. "Financing Information and Communication Infrastructure Needs in the Developing World : Public and Private Roles," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7491, October.

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