What role can information and communication technologies (ICTs) play in economic and social development?

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What role can information and communication technologies (ICTs) play in economic and social development?

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The ‘digital divide’ has created a knowledge gap between information rich and information poor peoples, which has the potential to give rise to a new form of ‘illiteracy.’ The ‘digital divide’ promotes information and knowledge poverty and limits the opportunities for economic growth and wealth distribution.