Information Economy Report 2011 

By Maya Plentz

How to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) to create real economic impact in developing countries?

By bridging the digital gap between small and large enterprises.

In order to accelerate private sector development governments must make the inclusion of ICTs a priority through investment in broadband infrastructure and building trust among entrepreneurs on doing transactions online. 

IER 2011 contains case studies on how ICTs stimulate economic activity and create jobs through better access to information on market prices in Zambia, the automation of customs in Madagascar, or in the registration of MSEs in the Philippines. 

About: The Information Economy Report is published annually by UNCTAD and focuses on analyzing the latest tendencies worldwide on the role of ICTs for trade and development.