Digital Planet in Wired – “Digital Solutions Can Help Even the Poorest Nations Prosper”

Digital Solutions Can Help Even the Poorest Nations Prosper

Fast economic growth is the best way to reduce poverty. A recent Tufts University study found that digitization is one of the biggest drivers of a nation’s economic success. The report argues that that economic growth is mostly achieved by careful policy-setting—in other words, it’s best driven by government.

Of 60 countries the report measured, Bangladesh received the lowest score for its digital technologies. But the south Asian nation has no intention of staying in last place: It is in eighth place in the world for the pace of its technological advancement. That’s because of an ambitious approach to the digital economy.

Read the full piece, featuring our Digital Planet work, in WIRED

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