Fostering an Inclusive Digital Landscape

Let's Talk Development by Consortium for Development Policy Research

Episode notes

When it comes to digital progress, till date Pakistan has dealt with a few persistent challenges such as macroeconomic headwinds, regulatory issues, digital inclusion, and literacy rates. According to the inclusive internet index 2022, Pakistan ranked last out of the 22 countries in Asia. Infrastructure availability, affordability and digital literacy contribute significantly to Pakistan’s poor socio-economic performance, with digital inclusion for women emerging as an even greater challenge. Monis Rehman and Anam Malkani discuss the challenges and opportunities of the digital space in Pakistan highlighting policy options which may help reduce the gender differential in the digital practice.