The Digital Divide and Development
Written by : Nabil Sukkar
The digital divide is deepening notably between advanced and developing countries. The rapid pace of ICT innovation requires rapid response and collective action. If no such action is forthcoming, the "divide" will be deeper, which will deepen the already existing development divide. This will threaten social and political peace. The divide has a snowball effect and the more delay in tackling it the more difficult it is to face the divide in the future.