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The digital divide in the access and usage of ICTs and the internet has also led to an exclusionary consequence in three sectors of utmost significance: education, health and finance.

In this report, ADB has lowered its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia and the Pacific to 4.3% in 2022 and 4.9% in 2023, amid mounting challenges. Its theme chapter looks at how digital entrepreneurship spurs growth and innovation.

The WorldRiskIndex 2022 assesses the disaster risk for 193 countries. This covers all UN-recognized countries and over 99 percent of the world's population. With this year's focus on digitalization, the report highlights changes brought about by digital technologies in disaster preparedness and response, as well as associated risks.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 14th July 2022, has published the Special Economic Zones (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global economic recession. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread to every part of the world, governments released policies to restrict people`s socio-economic activities to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Information and Communication technology (ICT) can boost economic growth and at the same time can create digital divide.

A new publication on the digital gender divide in Africa warns that while COVID-19 has caused a rapid proliferation of digital tools and services, women in rural communities in Africa are being left behind by systemic and structural barriers to technology access and adoption.

This publication is the first of two to explore the findings and insights from an online global consultation, held in July 2020, exploring young Africans’ use of digital technologies in different areas in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

This report examines inequalities in the access to and use of ICTs in ESCAP member States of East and North-East Asia as well as South-East Asia.

A survey on ‘Household Social Consumption: Education’ was conducted in NSS 75th round (July 2017-June 2018). A sample of 64,519 rural households from 8,097 villages and 49,238 urban households from 6,188 blocks was surveyed all over India.

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