The World Bank Gender Strategy (2016-23) laid out three strategic objectives, all of which can be furthered by ICT (Information and Communication Technology):
Improving human endowment;
Broadening economic opportunities;
Enhancing women’s voice and agency.
There are unlimited opportunities for women to use ICT in order to benefit from participating in digital economy. The digital inclusion of women can catalyze development by empowering them to pursue new professions, access critical government and private services, and become more informed citizens. However, regional and global research indicate a persistent gender gap in access to, and adoption and use of ICT tools which could prevent them from reaping digital dividends – in turn hindering their economic as well as political empowerment. Women experience lower literacy rates than men, affecting their use of the Internet and their access to education and services Read More