Bringing everyone online would lift 500 million people out of poverty

Internet access means access to opportunities as people find ways to sell their products and services. So connecting everyone to the internet would lead to a substantial growth impulse for the world economy. According to a new report getting the 4 billion people—who are not yet connected—online would over 5 years add $6.7tn to the global economy and lift 500 million out of poverty. And it’s not even a hard job. More than nine-tenths of the world’s population live in places where the infrastructure exists to get them online. The main challenge is money.

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Bringing everyone online would lift 500 million people out of poverty

Internet access means access to opportunities as people find ways to sell their products and services. So connecting everyone to the internet would lead to a substantial growth impulse for the world economy. According to a new report getting the 4 billion people—who are not yet connected—online would over 5 years add $6.7tn to the global economy and lift 500 million out of poverty. And it’s not even a hard job. More than nine-tenths of the world’s population live in places where the infrastructure exists to get them online. The main challenge is money.

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