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The Resource Digital dividends

Digital dividends

Label
Digital dividends
Title
Digital dividends
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Digital technologies are spreading rapidly, but digital dividends--the broader benefits of faster growth, more jobs, and better services--are not. If more than 40 percent of adults in East Africa pay their utility bills using a mobile phone, why can't others around the world do the same? If 8 million entrepreneurs in China--one third of them women--can use an e-commerce platform to export goods to 120 countries, why can't entrepreneurs elsewhere achieve the same global reach? And if India can provide unique digital identification to 1 billion people in five years, and thereby reduce corruption by billions of dollars, why can't other countries replicate its success? Indeed, what's holding back countries from realizing the profound and transformational effects that digital technologies are supposed to deliver? Two main reasons. First, nearly 60 percent of the world's population are still offline and can't participate in the digital economy in any meaningful way. Second, and more important, the benefits of digital technologies can be offset by growing risks. Startups can disrupt incumbents, but not when vested interests and regulatory uncertainty obstruct competition and the entry of new firms. Employment opportunities may be greater, but not when the labor market is polarized. The internet can be a platform for universal empowerment, but not when it becomes a tool for state control and elite capture. The World Development Report 2016 shows that while the digital revolution has forged ahead, its "analog complements"--The regulations that promote entry and competition, the skills that enable workers to access and then leverage the new economy, and the institutions that are accountable to citizens--have not kept pace. And when these analog complements to digital investments are absent, the development impact can be disappointing. What, then, should countries do? They should formulate digital development strategies that are much broader than current information and communication technology (ICT) strategies. They should create a policy and institutional environment for technology that fosters the greatest benefits. In short, they need to build a strong analog foundation to deliver digital dividends to everyone, everywhere
Member of
Cataloging source
UAB
Dewey number
338.90090512
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HF5548.32
LC item number
.W67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
World development report
Series volume
2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Communication and technology
  • Technology and state
  • Communication and technology
  • Information technology
  • Technology and state
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Commerce
  • Business & Economics
Label
Digital dividends
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Overview: Strengthening the analog foundation of the digital revolution; Digital transformations-digital divides; How the internet promotes development; The dividends: Growth, jobs, and service delivery; The risks: Concentration, inequality, and control; Making the internet universal, affordable, open, and safe; Analog complements for a digital economy; Global cooperation to solve global problems; Reaping digital dividends for everyone; Notes; References; Spotlight 1: How the internet promotes development; Part 1: Facts and analysis
  • Chapter 1: Accelerating growthConnected businesses; More trade, higher productivity, and greater competition; Digital technologies can lead firms and countries to diverge; The nexus of technology and regulation; The future of markets; Notes; References; Sector focus 1: Agriculture; Spotlight 2: Digital finance; Chapter 2: Expanding opportunities; Connected people; Creating jobs, boosting labor productivity, and benefiting consumers; Labor market polarization can lead to greater inequality; The race between skills and technology; The future of jobs; Notes; References; Sector focus 2: Education
  • Spotlight 3: Social mediaChapter 3: Delivering services; Connected governments; Greater state capability and citizen participation; Digital technologies too often fail to empower citizens; The gap between technology and institutions; The future of public services; Notes; References; Sector focus 3: e-health; Spotlight 4: Digital identity; Part 2: Policies; Chapter 4: Sectoral policies; Making the internet universal, affordable, open, and safe; Shaping the digital economy; Supply-side policies: Availability, accessibility, and affordability; Demand-side policies: Open and safe internet use
  • Promoting the digital economyNotes; References; Sector focus 4: Smart cities; Spotlight 5: The data revolution; Chapter 5: National priorities; Analog foundations for a digital economy; The interdependence between technology and complements; Regulations: Helping businesses connect and compete; Skills: Making the internet work for everyone; Institutions: Connecting for a capable and accountable government; Digital safeguards; Notes; References; Sector focus 5: Energy; Chapter 6: Global cooperation; Internet governance; Toward a global digital market
  • Leveraging information for sustainable developmentNotes; References; Sector focus 6: Environmental management; Spotlight 6: Six digital technologies to watch; Boxes; 0.1 Frequently asked questions: The Report at a glance; 0.2 e-commerce with Chinese characteristics: Inclusion, efficiency, and innovation in Taobao villages; 0.3 Bridging the disability divide through digital technologies; 0.4 Digital dividends and the bottom billion; 0.5 What Facebook ""Likes"" reveal-the convenience-privacy trade-off; 0.6 Nailing Jell-O to the wall-restrictions on the flow of information
Control code
945754968
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 330 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781464806728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945754968
Label
Digital dividends
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Overview: Strengthening the analog foundation of the digital revolution; Digital transformations-digital divides; How the internet promotes development; The dividends: Growth, jobs, and service delivery; The risks: Concentration, inequality, and control; Making the internet universal, affordable, open, and safe; Analog complements for a digital economy; Global cooperation to solve global problems; Reaping digital dividends for everyone; Notes; References; Spotlight 1: How the internet promotes development; Part 1: Facts and analysis
  • Chapter 1: Accelerating growthConnected businesses; More trade, higher productivity, and greater competition; Digital technologies can lead firms and countries to diverge; The nexus of technology and regulation; The future of markets; Notes; References; Sector focus 1: Agriculture; Spotlight 2: Digital finance; Chapter 2: Expanding opportunities; Connected people; Creating jobs, boosting labor productivity, and benefiting consumers; Labor market polarization can lead to greater inequality; The race between skills and technology; The future of jobs; Notes; References; Sector focus 2: Education
  • Spotlight 3: Social mediaChapter 3: Delivering services; Connected governments; Greater state capability and citizen participation; Digital technologies too often fail to empower citizens; The gap between technology and institutions; The future of public services; Notes; References; Sector focus 3: e-health; Spotlight 4: Digital identity; Part 2: Policies; Chapter 4: Sectoral policies; Making the internet universal, affordable, open, and safe; Shaping the digital economy; Supply-side policies: Availability, accessibility, and affordability; Demand-side policies: Open and safe internet use
  • Promoting the digital economyNotes; References; Sector focus 4: Smart cities; Spotlight 5: The data revolution; Chapter 5: National priorities; Analog foundations for a digital economy; The interdependence between technology and complements; Regulations: Helping businesses connect and compete; Skills: Making the internet work for everyone; Institutions: Connecting for a capable and accountable government; Digital safeguards; Notes; References; Sector focus 5: Energy; Chapter 6: Global cooperation; Internet governance; Toward a global digital market
  • Leveraging information for sustainable developmentNotes; References; Sector focus 6: Environmental management; Spotlight 6: Six digital technologies to watch; Boxes; 0.1 Frequently asked questions: The Report at a glance; 0.2 e-commerce with Chinese characteristics: Inclusion, efficiency, and innovation in Taobao villages; 0.3 Bridging the disability divide through digital technologies; 0.4 Digital dividends and the bottom billion; 0.5 What Facebook ""Likes"" reveal-the convenience-privacy trade-off; 0.6 Nailing Jell-O to the wall-restrictions on the flow of information
Control code
945754968
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 330 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781464806728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945754968

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