Overselling the Web: Development and the Internet


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ISBN: 1-58826-458-0

Type of work: Book




The book discusses the role of the Internet in development, and policies designed to increase its impact. The widespread and rapid adoption of the Internet in the developing world suggests that there are real opportunities presented by the new technology. At the same time, Overselling the Web suggests that the overall impact may be smaller than commonly thought and that policymakers should be wary of large-scale subsidies, tax breaks and rollout programs.