Tag: Digital divide

Bridging digital divide through analogue technology

Bridging digital divide through analogue technology

Internet, Technology
A study funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Department for International Development found that some young people in Africa are using smartphones successfully to access or create employment. The use of internet has also become almost indispensable in economics, politics and development in the world. These technological inventions have spawned myriad opportunities that have transformed livelihoods and vastly improved services across the globe. In addition, digital revolution has brought immediate private benefits, easier communication and access of information. This has consequently shattered barriers to international trade and interactions, creating a more connected global community. According to a World Bank report, the number o...
Technology Start-Ups can Successfully spark digital growth in the Developing World

Technology Start-Ups can Successfully spark digital growth in the Developing World

Mobile, Startups, Technology
 Internet technology in emerging markets has received far less attention but has major implications for economic growth and social progress. We recently studied the impact of the Internet on what we call “aspiring countries,” defined as having the economic size and dynamism to be significant players on the global stage in the near future and achieve levels of prosperity approaching those of the advanced economies. “Internet entrepreneurs in aspiring countries are often also social entrepreneurs, in that they create the ecosystem that allows individuals, enterprises, and governments to play a bigger role in the Internet economy.” According to Voices , Internet entrepreneurs in aspiring countries are often also social entrepreneurs, in that they create the ecosystem that al