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Mind the gap: travel apps need human help to bridge digital divide

By Jessica Berthereau When Inez Rastovac, who works for the Dutch municipality of Tilburg, asked 30 women of migrant background in 2021 about gaps in...

Despite COVID-19 connectivity boost, world’s poorest left far behind 

Some 2.9 billion people still have never used the internet, and 96 per cent live in developing countries, a new UN report has found. According to the International Telecommunication Union...

Digital Divide and Socio-Demographic Disparity on Electronic Payment

Technological advancements have accelerated the widespread adoption of digital payments. This advancement has undeniably had a positive impact on transaction efficiency, but it also...

Global Wars of the Mindsets: Take It or Leave It

Across the world, some 200 nations and 10,000 cities are lined up for technology to fix the economy, climate change and save nations, hence some...

Girlpower from Tajikistan to Costa Rica, helps narrow gender gap online

A marked global gender gap in terms of internet use continues to grow, but from Syria to Costa Rica, girls are increasingly pushing back to try and narrow the gap.  The gender...

Internet upgrade breathes new life into rural areas

Improved Internet access and connectivity can do more than urban migration to provide better jobs and higher standards of living for the roughly 3.4...

Don’t let the digital divide become ‘the new face of inequality’

Without decisive action by the international community, the digital divide will become “the new face of inequality”, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed warned the...

‘Industry 4.0’ tech for post-COVID world, is driving inequality

Developing countries must embrace ground-breaking technologies that have been a critical tool in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, or else face even greater inequalities than...

Tackling Digital Deserts: Launch of First Cross-Sector Alliance to Close the Digital Divide

Access to digital technologies has enabled many to work, learn and live during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing...

COVID-19 Prompts Urgency of Bridging Digital Divide in Central Asia

Almost half of the population in Central Asia is not digitally connected, missing out on employment opportunities, falling behind in learning and not receiving adequate healthcare, said World Bank representatives...

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