Harnessing the Transformative Power of Technology to End Poverty
October 11, 2013 Editor 0
Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an engine of growth and is opening up major opportunities for transformational change. This technological revolution is driven by a continuing exponential decline in the cost of communication and information, and it is likely to continue to drive innovation and wealth creation. As the World Bank Group seeks to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity, the key questions are: Can ICT contribute substantially to achieving these goals? Where is the evidence? Can we systematically think about the challenges and opportunities? What is needed to realize ICT’s potential?
- Relevant and Essential: ICT for the New Bank
- Rwanda: Youth Meet to Develop ICT Solutions for Agriculture
- Aren’t Medicine and Water More Important Than Telecommunications?
- The ICT4D Funding Conundrum And Why Pilotitis Needs to Change
- 3 Signs That Women Are Gaining Power in the ICT Industry
- Africa: Investment in ICT Will Reduce Africa’s Poverty, Says Itu Boss
Subscribe to our stories
- Device that recycles vaporized water from power plants wins MIT $100K May 28, 2019
- Why Do Foreign Investors’ Attitudes toward Women Matter? May 28, 2019
- When less is more: coordinating innovation in open versus closed source software development May 28, 2019
- Social entrepreneurship: an emerging market perspective, some fresh evidence from Ghana May 28, 2019
- Influence of personal traits on social entrepreneurship intention: an empirical study related to Tunisia May 28, 2019