New partnership for African development (NEPAD) : ICTs in the development process
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Advances in science, technology and globalisation in recent years have led to economic, social, cultural, political and geopolitical transformation on a global scale. Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are at the core of this phenomenon. ICTs have not only diffused much faster than revolutionary innovations of agrarian and industrial societies but also become a potent force for transformation of social, economic and political development world-wide.