by Azita Amjadi, Federico Escaler, Buyant Erdene Khaltarkhuu et al.
The World Bank and the International Telecommunication Union, June 2012
Research has shown that investment in information and communication technologies is associated with such economic benefits as higher productivity, lower costs, new economic opportunities, job creation, innovation, and increased trade. ICTs also help provide better services in health and education, and strengthen social cohesion. The book illustrates the progress of this revolution for 216 economies around the world. It provides comparable statistics on the sector for 2005 and 2010 across a range of indicators, enabling readers to readily compare economies. The Glossary contains definitions of the terms used in the tables.