World Bank Group: World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

The World Bank Group has posted this report here.

The Overview of the report is here.

Some highlights from the report’s Foreword (page xiii)/page 15 of the PDF)…

The world is

in the midst of the greatest information and communications revolution in human history. More than 40 percent of the world’s population has access to the inter- net, with new users coming online every day. Among the poorest 20 percent of households, nearly 7 out of 10 have a mobile phone. The poorest households are more likely to have access to mobile phones than to toilets or clean water.

Humankind

must take advantage of this rapid technological change to make the world more prosperous and inclusive.

And:

full benefits of the information and communications transformation will not be realized unless countries continue to improve their business climate, invest in people’s education and health, and promote good governance.

Cross-posted at Law Library Blog.

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