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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2019  |  Volume: 14  |  Issue: 6 SI  |  Page No.: 9284 - 9288

Potential of ICT Industry for Economic Growth in Developing Countries: A Case Study of the Republic of Rwanda

Petra Maresova and Mundere Leandre    

Abstract: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are becoming a global necessity to achieve milestones in a smarter and accurate way. The speed at which countries are developing is often associated to how they invest in science and technology. It is almost now impossible to expect a growth in the way citizens live if the governments do not think on new ways of fastening the flow of information, it’s control and the way it is distributed to citizens. The aim of this research is how those countries can benefit from ICTs as a strong pillar to take their economies to a next level. Although, the case study is focused significantly on the Republic of Rwanda, the same approach can be used as well to other countries in the same range of economic classification, probably with slight changes according to the respective country of application. The used method is qualitative and quantitative approaches of the descriptive methodology, whereby the researcher based on data got from answered questions by the monitoring and evaluation teams of both MYICT and National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) to assess the effectiveness of Information and communication technologies as a perfect tool for economic growth in Rwanda.

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