The impact of ICT on economic development in the Arab world

a comprative study of Egypt and the Gulf countries
  • 19 Pages
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  • English

Economic Research Forum , Dokki, Cairo
StatementSamia Satti O. M. Nour.
SeriesWorking paper -- 0237
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 2009/52297 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p.
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Open LibraryOL23689204M
LC Control Number2009321718

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The Impact of ICT on Economic Development in The Arab World: A Comparative Study of Egypt and The Gulf Countries This paper compares the ICT market in both Egypt and the Gulf countries. Both are lagging behind the developed countries, but Egypt has higher supply, while the Gulf countries have higher demand and spending.

The Impact of ICT on Economic Development in the Arab world: A comparative study of Egypt and the Gu lf countries, The United Nations University (UNU)-Institute for New Technologies (INTECH).

The rapid progress in information and communications technology (ICT) and its impacts on the global economy have intensified in recent years, leading to a new economic system that has attracted a great deal of by: of these countries.

The report also points to factors that may explain the gap between the impacts of ICT at the firm level and on aggregate performance, such as time lags, difficulties in measuring productivity at the aggregate level, and the large diversity in the performance File Size: 2MB.

between ICT and economic development is verified. ICT diffusion is positively correlated to economic growth and human capital/ education. ICT spending positively affects economic growth and human capital/ education. However, in both Egypt and the Gulf countries, the degree of significance is somewhat doubtful and ambiguous.

ICT Challenges for the Arab World develop the country’s scientifi c potential). Moroccan research and ICT The impact of ICT on economic development in the Arab world book, led by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifi que et Technique, was inspired by leading French research institutes.

Six countries operate technopoles dedicated to research and development in technology. In today’s world economy, technology is a key factor that has a strong impact on economic growth both in short and long term. Thus, economists have become accustomed to associate long term economic growth with technological progress (Mokyr, ).

economic impacts of ICT, such as effects on wages, employment or trade. The paper therefore also The paper therefore also discusses some of the key challenges for measurement and : Dirk Pilat.

Themes of the meeting were specifically chosen for their high priority to the Arab region, such as the impact of ICT policies in development; empowering youth, women and marginalized groups through the use of ICTs; the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship on generating new employment opportunities; the role of ICT start-ups and Small and.

As highlighted by the study, ICT has the potential to impose the so-called ‘creative destruction’ process in the Arab world. On the one hand, ICT has the potential to induce productivity growth, employment, human resources, skills and capabilities, knowledge-based economy and hence economic development.

THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN SOUTH AFRICA: ANALYSIS OF EVIDENCE MC BREITENBACH, OA ADERIBIGBE & D MUZUNGU 1 ICT has, over the last 20 years especially, had a profound impact on the way citizens of the world live and do.

It has done away with typists, telegraph operators, and many otherFile Size: KB. of the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development and its member organizations to ICT measurement, and its goals for measuring ICT impacts are outlined.

Methodologies used in the measurement of ICT are discussed and compared in section 2 of the paper, andFile Size: 2MB. Abstract. This paper investigates the impact of ICT on economic growth as measured by GDP growth, on countries divided into 5 regions—Africa, America, Arab, Asia and Europe, over a 9-year period from to Author: Debbra Toria Nipo, Imbarine Bujang, Hamizah Hassan.

ICT and Economic Growth – Comparing Developing, Emerging and Developed Countries Thomas Niebel. nomic growth in developing, emerging and developed countries. It is based on a sample of 59 there may be valid reasons why the impact of ICT on growth in developing and emerg.

The material contained in the book elaborates on that included in two OECD studies published innamely Seizing the Benefits of ICT in a Digital Economy and ICT and Economic Growth – Evidence from OECD Countries, Industries and Firms. The book is therefore primarily aimed at analysts, statisticians and researchers working on ICT.

understanding of ICTs and their impact on student outcomes are priorities in all countries, regardless of level of economic development. ICT in the Arab States In the Arab States, national network upgrades, teledensity improvements, enhanced nationalFile Size: 2MB.

The impact of ICT on economic growth in the developing countries; the case of Tunisia INTRODUCTION: The development of information technology changed the nature of world trade, its explosion, particularly telecommunications and more recently electronic commerce, has changed the nature of competition around the world.

The Arab World is a diverse region with countries showing very different economic, social and political conditions. Table 1 summarizes a number of indicators that shed light on the performance of the Arab countries in key areas of economic development: – Competitiveness – The set File Size: 3MB.

The present study aims to evaluate the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on the economic growth of selected developing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region by using a panel Generalized Method of Moment (GMM) growth model over the period – The results extracted from the econometric model show that Cited by: 8.

This paper analyzes the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on economic growth in developing, emerging and developed countries. The main question is whether the gains from investments in ICT differ between developing, emerging and developed by: In the Arab region income differences and low levels of human capital development seem to hinder the widespread diffusion of ICT.

Developing countries are structurally disadvantaged in seeking the best from the global regime of ICT infrastructure, which, inter alia, is related to their lack of key ingredients such as human capital, physical.

ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation. Over two years, the team of experts collaborated in reviewing and commenting on each other's chapters, in sharing sources, and in helping to assemble a collection of illustrative case studies that supplement the main text.

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The chapter authors were supported in their efforts by the. This report examines the impacts of ICT on business performance and the policies that can help seize its benefits.

It examines the impacts that ICT has already had on economic performance, analyses why some countries have invested more in ICT than others and why only some countries have thus far clearly seen its benefits. It argues that ICT.

The Information and Communications for Development report takes an in-depth look at how information and communication technologies (ICT) are impacting economic growth in developing countries.

This new report, the fourth in the series, examines the topic of data-driven development, or how better information makes for better policies. In this article, we would like to examine the relationship between ICT use and growth rate of GDP per capita in countries. Although many researchers have provided empirical evidences for the correlation between ICT investment and economic growth, study on the impact of ICT use on economic growth is still an unexplored by: 1 A.

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Introduction Change is in the air. Recent public debate has become focused, with increasing frequency and urgency, on the imminent arrival of a “4 th Industrial Revolution” which is said to be creating a “new” digital economy (NDE) powered by advanced File Size: 3MB. ICT and economic growth (OECD,).

It also primarily focuses on the impacts of ICT on growth and productivity, partly since these are particularly hard to measure; it does not discuss other economic impacts of ICT, such as effects on wages, employment or trade.

The paper therefore alsoFile Size: KB. economic benefits as higher productivity, lower costs, new economic oppor - tunities, job creation, innovation, and increased trade. ICTs also help provide better services in health and education, and strengthen social cohesion.

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology File Size: 7MB. Book Description. Mobile phones are close to ubiquitous in developing countries; Internet and broadband access are becoming commonplace. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) thus represent the fastest, broadest and deepest technical change experienced in international development.

Farid Shirazi is an assistant professor at Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3, Canada.

He is also a research scholar at the Institute for Innovation and Technology Management. His research focuses on the impact of ICT on social and economic development, and his interests expand to the ethical and security perspectives associated Cited by: as part of efforts to promote economic development in Arab countries and to increase the readiness of the Arab region to use digital technologies to achieve the Development Agenda.

It sets out proposals and recommendations for harnessing these technologies in economic growth and expanding opportunities.

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ESCWA’s Technology.of how ICT affects growth in the context of economic development. The structure of the paper is as follows: Section 2 discusses ICT as infrastructure and a necessity to economic development.

Section 3 will review the literature on the impacts of ICT on economic development at different levels of aggregation. The ICT sector in China andFile Size: KB.