The new wave of technology is radically transforming people’s lives and livelihoods. But, will the digital age benefit the world's poorest people? Developing countries have a chance to harness the new wave of frontier technologies now and chart their own new pathways for prosperity. Wiring nations to be digital, connected, and inclusive.
With three billion people predicted to be offline still in 2023, with many more failing to reap the internet’s full potential – the time to address digital exclusion is now.
The Pathways Commission provides hard evidence to help developing country governments navigate their digital pathways - enabling them to take control and chart their own pathways for prosperity.
The Commission's research was shared at Davos 2019 by the Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, Ngaire Woods, on a panel entitled 'Mapping Data Dominance'.
The Commission's academic director, Professor Stefan Dercon, attended the Education World Forum in January and spoke on an ed-tech roundtable.
Gloria Chua writes about the Commission's civil servant policy hackathon, and why 'hacking' public service challenges with human-centred design can lead to innovative and user-centred solutions.
Edna is an entrepreneur from Tanzania, who runs a mobile money business, and a beauty salon. Learning about technology has changed her life.
Our academic director and Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Stefan Dercon, wrote for Duncan Green's Oxfam blog about his confidence in future employment for the developing world, as well as the need to address digital inequality.
- Our academic director Prof Benno Ndulu spoke with Power Business 98.7 in Johannesburg at our recent tech-policy hackathon. Listen here.
- Pathways commissioner Kamal Bhattacharya spoke with Business Daily Africa about our new Charting Pathways for Inclusive Growth report.
- Melinda Gates spoke to CNN about AI, the gig economy, and making tech more inclusive.