This lengthy report examines the patterns of utilization, ownership and affordability of ICT in these two regions. It also discusses the application of ICT to the poor by the private sector, government and NGOs. The paper notes the significant gap between industrialized countries and these two regions and two internal gaps - between the richest and poorest and between the urban and rural areas. It also notes several principles for ICT use to alleviate poverty.
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Enabling environments; ICT; Information & knowledge; communication; dissemination; Inclusion; inclusion and mainstreaming; Cross-cutting; accessibility; Global picture; poverty; Politics government and economics; economics; Development/ Humanitarian; development in general; Programme/ Project; learning
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