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The Digital Road From Poverty

2015-01-14

COPENHAGEN – Where should the global community focus its attention over the next 15 years? Health, nutrition, and education may seem like obvious choices; more surprisingly, there is a strong case for making broadband access a top priority. Consider this simple fact: Tripling mobile Internet access over the next 15 years could make the developing world $22 trillion richer. Such improvement in the lives and earning potential of poor people could indirectly help with the other challenges; after all, more prosperous people tend to be healthier, better fed, and more highly educated. Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/broadband-access-lower-poverty-by-bj-rn-lomborg-2015-01#Fqkyehrre5TF4ISc.99

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