Digital CAREC Virtual Policy Dialogue: Analysis of the Regional Digital Gap


In the recent era of digitalization, the digital divide is the key hindrance that developing countries face today, which yields income inequality, causing social conflicts, losing competitiveness, polarizing people within/across countries, and leading to digital hegemony that threatens pro-poor growth and international security.

The overall findings of the research on digital gap analysis in the CAREC region (phase 1) reported a higher digital divide in digital FDI, digital security, regulations, and Internet quality, while moderate digital divide observed in access and infrastructure, digital payments, and Internet cost. Against this backdrop, policymakers and firms recognize that they must increase their national and corporate digital competitiveness on a corporate and national level.


  1. Could country-to-country partnership help reduce the digital gap? In what forms of partnership? Do you have real examples?

    1. It is possible in the form of agreements between countries. For example, cross-border e-data exchange between customs authorities, acceptance of e-signature for cross-border transactions, etc.

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