Tuesday, July 5, 2016

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends | Harnessing Digital Economy in the World

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends
by The World Bank. The World Bank, Washington DC, USA. ISBN: 9781464806711.

: Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed. For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires closing the remaining digital divide, especially in internet access. But greater digital adoption will not be enough. To get the most out of the digital revolution, countries also need to work on the "analog complements"—by strengthening regulations that ensure competition among businesses, by adapting workers' skills to the demands of the new economy, and by ensuring that institutions are accountable.

Table of Contents

Overview: Strengthening the analog foundation of the digital revolution
Part 1: Facts and analysis
Chapter 1: Accelerating growthSpotlight 1: How the internet promotes development
Chapter 2: Expanding opportunities
Chapter 3: Delivering services
Part 2: Policies
Chapter 4: Sectoral policies
Chapter 5: National priorities
Chapter 6: Global cooperation
Sector focus 1: Agriculture
Sector focus 2: Education
Sector focus 3: e-health
Sector focus 4: Smart cities
Sector focus 5: Energy
Sector focus 6: Environmental management
Spotlight 2: Digital finance
Spotlight 3: Social media
Spotlight 4: Digital identity
Spotlight 5: The data revolution
Spotlight 6: Six digital technologies to watch

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