World Development Report 2016: Internet for Development

WDR 2016 Internet for Development

The Internet profoundly affects the lives of billions of people. The 2016 World Development Report will ask whether it is also a force for development. The Report will explore the Internet’s impact on economic growth, on social and economic opportunity, and on the efficiency of public service delivery. It will analyze the factors that have allowed some businesses, people, and governments to benefit greatly from the internet—and others not. And to help countries better leverage the Internet for development, it will identify the policy reforms in the information and communication technology (ICT) sectors, in the complementary sectors, and in the development community.
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