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The disparity in access to information and communications technologies (ICTs), often referred to as “digital divide”, has received significant attention among policy makers and academics around the world. In particular, the need for continuous monitoring of the ICT adoption rates by communities in different economies has been one of the top priorities in(More)
This paper develops a conceptual framework resulting in an alternative method for selecting principal variables for computing a Water Poverty Index (WPI) at the national scale. To this end, a principal components variable selection strategy is applied to the 2002 data obtained for 147 countries on five key components-resource, access, capacity, use, and(More)
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