Publication Date: November 1, 2002
This paper was presented to United States policymakers and development advocates to help integrate the new wave of information and communications technology tools into their development initiatives–especially those emphasized in President Bush’s Millennium Challenge Account program. Many initiatives in United States development assistance emphasize productivity growth in development processes in the poorest nations. Drawing on a range of evidence, this paper argues that productivity is intimately connected to technology. It also presents evidence linking ICT to good governance, health, education, and environment.