Can information and communication technologies contribute to economic development?

Policymakers and academics agree that computers, the Internet, mobile telephones and other information and communication technologies can be beneficial for economic and social development. But how strong is the impact? What conditions influence their effectiveness on development? The IDB took a bold step to apply strict statistical tools in a systematic way to evaluate how these technologies contributed to the success of several development projects in the region. Learn about our findings in May when we launch the book: Development Connections: Unveiling the Impact of New Information Technologies.