Leaving No One Behind in a Digital World

This report is about the digital divide and how it contributes to new dimensions of poverty. As we live in an increasingly digital world, the relatively privileged people are able to use their access to mobile and internet technologies.  However, already disadvantaged people have less access, agency and ability to reap these digital dividends, and are being left further and further behind. One third of the world’s population do not own a mobile phone, and 50% of the global population have no internet. A series of digital divides is adding new digital dimensions to poverty in the twentieth century.