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Growth of ICT and ICT for Development: Realities of the Myths of the Indian Experience

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While there is an increasing realization of the potential that IT offers for human welfare, IT-induced productivity and growth are confined to the developed world. It is argued that even though the international digital divide is a reality, there are certain specific characteristics of the new technology that leave scope for mitigating, if not totally bridging, the gap when appropriate policies are in place.

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  • K. J. Joseph, 2002. "Growth of ICT and ICT for Development: Realities of the Myths of the Indian Experience," WIDER Working Paper Series DP2002-78, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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