On digital revolution, skills and the future of communications


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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.


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.