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How the digital divide is impeding development

The level of integration into the digital economy matters more and more as it can significantly affect countries’ economic growth and human development. Due to connectivity and access gap, however, new forms of inequality are emerging; countries with better connectivity are enjoying better access to digital services and opportunities and the rest are left behind.

Building a Resilient Digital Economy: Fostering SMEs in Central Asia

The year 2016 marks the beginning of a journey towards the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs). Information and communications technology (ICT) has a critical role to play towards the achievement of the SDGs, particularly SDG8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG17 (partnerships for the goals), among others.

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