Only half of the world has access to the internet… but the good news is it’s increasing quickly in Low Income Countries.
While it may not be top of the development objectives, the benefits of internet access in developing countries can be substantial. It lets people more easily save, send or receive money. Farmers can track the weather and plan accordingly. Households can search for medical or cooking advice and it gives people a voice to ask for help when they need it. The internet is used for a lot of pointless things, but stripped back it can be a powerful tool to help people climb out of poverty.
Source: World Bank.
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