数字脱贫之路

哥本哈根—未来15年,全球社会注意力焦点应该汇聚到何处?健康、营养和教育都是显而易见的选择;比较意外的是,实现宽带普及也应该作为最优先事项。

考虑以下简单的事实:在未来15年将移动互联网普及率提高两倍将让发展中世界增加22万亿美元财富。穷人生活和收入潜力的如此改善直接有助于其他挑战;毕竟,更繁荣的民族身体也更健康,吃得也更好,教育程度也更高。

这一讨论很重要,因为全世界193个国家的政府将在9月齐聚联合国,最终确定2030年世界所要实现的发展目标。我的智库——哥本哈根共识(Copenhagen Consensus)请60组经济学家(其中包括多位诺贝尔经济学奖获得者)研究哪些目标的每一美元收益最大,以帮助此次会议作出最佳选择。

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