Can countries in the early stages of development reap the benefits and become authors of their technological revolution?
In a blog written by Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization and Fabrice Lehmann, Associate, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), they reflect about how digital innovation can provide opportunities and transform communities of least develop countries to bridge the digital and economic divide.
Some of the priority key areas are :
- Assuring infrastructure for connectivity
- Upgrading education systems and boosting employability
- Governance within the business environment and policies designed to enhance digital systems and the adoption of technologies
In order to achieve this objectives, collaborative partnerships are recommended if the developing countries want to reap the benefits instead of entrench exclusion and inequalities.