Kaushik Basu, World Bank Chief Economist

Kaushik Basu, World Bank Chief Economist

It is a remarkable transformation and also an achievement that 40 percent of world’s population is connected by internet. But this is also an occasion to be mindful that no new underclass is created. With nearly 20 percent of the world’s population unable to read and write, the spread of digital technologies alone is unlikely to spell the end of the global knowledge divide.

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