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Reaping Digital Dividends : Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6001
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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2155
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Europe and Central Asia Studies
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Kelly, Tim
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Liaplina, Aleksandra
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Tan, Shawn W.
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Winkler, Hernan
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dc.date.accessioned
2017-02-23T18:14:54Z
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2017-02-23T18:14:54Z
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dc.date.issued
2017-03-07
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dc.description.abstract
From East to West, the economies of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are not taking full advantage of the internet to foster economic growth and job creation. The residents of Central Asia and the South Caucasus pay some of the highest prices in the world for internet connections that are slow and unreliable. In contrast, Europe enjoys some of the world’s fastest and affordable internet services. However, its firms and individuals are not fully exploiting the internet to achieve higher productivity growth as well as more and better jobs. Reaping Digital Dividends investigates the barriers that are holding back the broader adoption of the internet in ECA. The report identifies the main bottlenecks and provides policy recommendations tailored to economies at varying levels of digital development. It concludes that policies to increase internet access are necessary but not sufficient. Policies to foster competition, international trade and skills supply, as well as adapting regulations to the changing business environment and labor markets, will also be necessary. In other words, Reaping Digital Dividends not only requires better connectivity, but also complementary factors that allow governments, firms and individuals to make the most out of it.
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978-1-4648-1025-1
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/26151
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dc.language
English
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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Europe and Central Asia Studies;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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INTERNET
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ICT
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ALTERNATIVE WORK ARRANGEMENTS
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E-COMMERCE
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BROADBAND
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SKILLS
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COMPETITION
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DIGITAL TRADE
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TECHNOLOGY
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ROUTINE JOBS
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CLOUD COMPUTING
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PRODUCTIVITY
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dc.title
Reaping Digital Dividends
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dc.title.subtitle
Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia
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Book
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okr.date.disclosure
2017-03-07
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-1-4648-1025-1
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okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
211025
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okr.identifier.report
114437
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true
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okr.region.administrative
Europe and Central Asia
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okr.region.geographical
Central Asia
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Europe
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okr.topic
Information and Communication Technologies :: Broadcast and Media
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Information and Communication Technologies :: Digital Divide
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Information and Communication Technologies :: ICT Policy and Strategies
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Information and Communication Technologies :: Poverty Reduction & ICT
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Private Sector Development :: E-Commerce
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Social Protections and Labor :: Skills Development and Labor Force Training
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ECACE
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