The Impact of Connectivity in Africa: Grand Visions and the Mirage of Inclusive Digital Development

Our review of the evidence suggests that the Internet and other ICTs have not had any undisputed transformational impact on economic development. Instead, the evidence is inconclusive, and positive impacts appear to be idiosyncratic, contingent and variegated. The available evidence base is also inconclusive with regard to connectivity’s role for inequality, and there is even […]