[WSIS CS-Plenary] World Bank draft report on digital divide online
bendrath at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Tue Mar 1 15:57:56 GMT 2005
The report was released as a draft yesterday and is available at
<http://info.worldbank.org/ict/<. Probably a reaction to the reuters
story, otherwise they would not release a draft, would they?
Interesting paragraph from the press release:
"But even with greater private involvement, gaps will remain. “Two
competing assumptions regarding the buildout of information and
communications infrastructure (ICI) in developing countries are that ‘the
private sector alone is enough’ and ‘the government must take the lead
role.’ In fact, both have crucial roles to play,” states Mohsen Khalil,
Director of the World Bank Group’s Global ICT Department, in the preface
to the report."
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