Thematic Trust Fund: ICT for Development

Information and communication technology (ICT) is transforming the global economy and creating new networks that cross cultures as well as great distances. But access to and use of these technologies remains extremely uneven. ICT promotes economic growth and social opportunity at the same time that it renders many traditional economic approaches less viable. Developing countries that are slow to act, or are not in a position to respond, are likely to find their ability to UNDP participate in the global economy and society diminished, thus exacerbating existing inequalities.