Connected for Development? Theory and Evidence About the Impact of Internet Technologies on Poverty Alleviation

@inproceedings{Galperin2017ConnectedFD,
  title={Connected for Development? Theory and Evidence About the Impact of Internet Technologies on Poverty Alleviation},
  author={Hernan Galperin and Mar{\'i}a Fernanda Viecens},
  year={2017}
}
Governments are investing heavily on Internet connectivity projects, based on the assumption that increased access to Internet services will accelerate economic growth and improve the wellbeing of the poor. This paper reviews the existing evidence about the impact of Internet diffusion on various development dimensions, and articulates the empirical evidence into a theoretical framework that seeks to conceptualize the microlinkages between Internet adoption and poverty alleviation. The findings… CONTINUE READING
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