30 January 2010

Scaling opportunity: Information and Communications Technology for social inclusion

As individuals and geographies are increasingly connected to the global economy via Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), an unprecedented opportunity to inclusively serve the poor is emerging. Robust market competition, affordable pricing, liberalized regulation and bottom up innovation are coalescing to rapidly close the “connectivity gap”.

This discussion guide from the World Econmic Forum highlights some of the key factors shaping the evolution of ICT within the context of rural and remote regions of emerging economies.

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