ICC policy briefing tool on ICTs’ and the Internet’s impact on job creation and economic growth

ICC policy briefing tool on ICTs’ and the Internet’s impact on job creation and economic growth

This ICC policy briefing tool focuses on the positive role of the Internet and more generally of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in promoting job creation and economic growth. It draws on existing ICC policy recommendations and provides supporting facts and figures.

This ICC policy briefing is a tool to help policymakers seize opportunities to realize growth. Included are also concrete examples, relevant studies and initiatives that show the contribution of ICTs and the Internet to job growth, economic growth and the green economy.

Highlights

• The proven positive correlation between economic growth and investment in the Internet and other Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs).

• Innovation opportunity for developing countries generated by the convergence of mobile services, broadband internet and cloud computing.

• The critical role of ICTs and the Internet in building a more sustainable green economy.