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Information Economy Report 2007-2008

Science and Technology for Development - The New Paradigm of ICT

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The world economy is increasingly driven by technological innovations. UNCTAD’s Information Economy Report 2007-2008 analyses the current and potential contributions of information and communications technology (ICT) to knowledge creation and diffusion. It looks at how developing countries use technology to generate innovations that improve the livelihoods of the poor and support enterprise competitiveness. It also examines the impact of ICTs on productivity and growth, international trade and employment in developing countries.

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Mobile telephony in Africa: cross-country comparison

Mobile telephony is the most important mode of telecommunications in developing countries. While Internet access has become a reality for many businesses and public institutions, and for individuals with higher levels of education and income, for the vast majority of the low-income population, mobile telephony is likely to be the sole tool connecting them to the information society in the short to medium term.

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