Publication Date: July 1, 2001
Offers a strategic framework to help guide stakeholders in investing in and implementing strategies that utilize the potential of information and communications technologies (ICT) to accelerate social and economic development. Despite many steps forward in social and economic conditions around the world in recent decades, there remain huge disparities in the quality of human existence. We are now at a critical juncture. Unprecedented global flows in information, products, people, capital and ideas offer great potential for radical improvements in human development, but left unabated, they may also serve to worsen and entrench the spiral of poverty which already exists in many communities and countries.