Bridging the Digital Divide: infrastructure, skills and women's empowerment - 16 Feb 2017

A paper commissioned by CIGI as a T20 policy brief on aspects of the digital divides in Infrastructure, Skills and Women's Empowerment.

Four billion people remain offline, excluded from the digital economy. Rates of internet access growth are stagnating. Short of realising its potential to empower and enable, the internet may be exacerbating existing inequalities. G20 states have committed themselves to bridging the digital divide the Antalya Communique). It will not be sufficient simply to provide people with access. Consistent with the Hangzhou Communique, a wider focus from all stakeholders is necessary, including infrastructure capacity, affordable internet access and devices, human capacity and essential skills, and digital inclusion for society’s most vulnerable. easuring access is essential.

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  • Publisher: A G20 Policy Brief
  • File Type: PDF
  • Page Count: 5
  • File Size: 430 KB