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The Internet and Economic Development: Mapping The ICT Ecosystem

2 Oct 2008

What social and economic factors, such as law, policy and educational levels, are associated with national investments in ICT infrastructure?

Based on early efforts to map over 100 countries, drawing from data from public sources, such as the World Bank and World Economic Forum, this presentation by Robert Pepper describes cross-national variations, which raise important questions about how to create an environment that will foster the types of investment that lead to better infrastructure for the growth of the Internet.