World Bank’s World Development Report 2016 focuses on digital dividends

The World Bank has published the World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends. The report claims that digital dividends – the benefits from the use of technologies – lag behind, as the ‘aggregate impact [of digital technologies] has fallen short and is unevenly distributed’. According to the report, to fully benefit from digital dividends, efforts to close the digital divide need to be coupled with ‘analog complements’, such as ensuring competition, adapting the workforce and making institutions accountable.