The Internet is a tremendous, undisputed force for economic growth and social change. Not only has it unleashed new forms of connectivity, but it has also provided an outlet for new forms of innovation, entrepreneurship and social good. The Internet has also proven a dynamic tool for stimulating economic growth in developing countries, with the World Bank reporting that a 10% increase in broadband correlates to a 1.38% increase in GDP growth
Beyond GDP growth, the Internet also provides opportunities to pursue social and developmental objectives. Throughout the developing world, the Internet is connecting remote populations to markets and strengthening the overall efficiency of service delivery in areas such as health, education, livelihoods and financial inclusion, as well as creating access to government services for the most marginalized populations.
“The Impact of the Internet in Nigeria” report gives an insight into how the Internet has facilitated change in different sectors of the Nigerian Economy. A representative from Dalberg will be available to present the report.
This report provides detailed assessments of the current and potential impact of the Internet on socioeconomic growth across seven sectors: agriculture, education and labor, energy, financial inclusion, governance, health and small and medium enterprise (SME) growth. It also examines the role that government, private sector and donors have played in building the ecosystem for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovation and driving this impact.
Also there will be a panelist session with some of the leaders in the Nigerian IT Industry giving their own thoughts about the findings of the report. Please Register via Eventbrite.
Join us at the E-Learning Centre (Odunlami Street, Lagos Island) and IDEA Hub (Herbert Macaulay Street, Yaba) for the event on the 30th of September, 2013.
This event is sponsored by