We find ourselves in the midst of the greatest information and communications revolution in human history. I’m not the author of this phrase, but I fully agree with it. This particular sentence made me read the entire overview of the World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends.
I have always been wondering what does the Digital Revolution actually mean. Who, but the Co-Director of the report could have answered my question best?! Yes, I had the opportunity to interview Uwe Deichmann last week in Tbilisi. He visited Georgia on April 8 as part of the ‘road-show’ to present this work of the World Bank Group team to the government, business, academia, students, and other interested audience attending the Business Forum: Innovation and Digital Economy.[[avp asset="/content/dam/videos/backup/2018/jun-75/uwe_deichmann_about_the_role_of_communications_basic_-_small.flv"]]/content/dam/videos/backup/2018/jun-75/uwe_deichmann_about_the_role_of_communications_basic_-_small.flv[[/avp]]
For a brief background, every year since 1979 a new topic is chosen for the World Bank flagship report and a new team gets together to produce a document with important policy messages in a particular field.
Watch Uwe Deichmann’s full interview available on the World Bank Georgia site.