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Digital Technologies and New Thinking about Inclusive Development

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The rapid development of digital technologies around the world has both been an opportunity and a challenge for developing countries. While digital technologies have grown by leaps and bounds, the broader development benefits from using these technologies have lagged. Keynote speaker Joseph Stiglitz and a high-level panel will focus on the potential impact of technology adoption on productivity, growth, jobs, and inclusion. Panelists will also talk about the technology divide between the developing and developed world, the digital trends that are most promising for inclusive development, and those that threaten progress. They will address the role of governments and multilateral organizations in the era of rapid advances in digital technology.