The Application of Information and Communication Technologies in the Least Developed Countries for Sustained Economic Growth
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The Application of Information and Communication Technologies in the Least Developed Countries for Sustained Economic Growth

A lot has been said about the digital divide that exists between the developed and the least developed countries (LDCs). Yet so little is being said about the opportunities that exist in the ICT Sector in the LDCs. This report takes a very close look at this group of countries and advances the argument that ICTs can play a catalytic role in getting these countries out of their current poverty trap. In that respect, a win-win outcome for both the investor and the countries is not in question.

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This report has not made it its purpose to pick the winners or the losers as a result of our analysis of LDC telecommunications sector investment opportunities, but instead to point out that the LDC countries as a whole do deserve another look. As our report has shown, investment opportunities abound and a win-win by both governments and investors outcome is possible despite the fact that some of the countries remain somehow volatile.