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Abstract

This report, prepared for and funded by the World Bank, presents the results of an exploratory study to understand the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The main objective is to provide a series of analyses and inputs to the World Bank that will help to frame their thinking about ICT use in MENA.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Background

  • Chapter Three

    Drivers of ICT uptake

  • Chapter Four

    ICTs and socioeconomic development

  • Chapter Five

    Social media and political change in MENA countries

  • Chapter Six

    Conclusions

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