As people throughout the world awake each morning to face a new day

As people throughout the world awake each morning to face a new day

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I. Introduction As people throughout the world awake each morning to face a new day, they do so under different ways. A group of people live in comfortable home with shelter and rooms. They have adequate supply of food to eat, they are well garmented, they are well nourished, and they have substantial level of security. The other group, which is comprised of the majority people of this earth of around 6.4 billion people, is unlikely to have such life as the former group. They have insufficient food and shelter, low nourishment level, inadequate education level and as such that their prospects for a better life are quite uncertain. According the UNDP’s Annual Development Report, over forty percent of the world’s population lives in poverty, which is on less than $2 per day. These percent of people are the ones suffering from undernutrition and poor health, have low literacy level, settled in degraded areas, have no political voice, and are socially excluded. According to Gary Fields (2001), the respective forty percent attempt to earn a menial living on small and “marginal” farms or in dilapidated urban slums. However, we have seen some countries coming out of the claw of poverty using various resources available or achievable by them. The nations were able to increase their GNI and sustain economic growth. Our main concern is not only how to make GNI grow but also distinguish indicators that would make it grow. It the amount from GNI is only distributed among the rich, then poverty and inequality would worsen, but if it were generated for the whole nation, then the fruits of economic growth would be shared more evenly. As Gary Fields (2001) stated that, even though many developing countries have had significant growth, but such increment has brought little in the way of significant benefits to the impoverished ones. The Millennium Declaration in 2000 aimed on the growing commitment to end the extreme poverty. Such notification was needed, since the elimination of widespread poverty and high and even growing income inequality are at the core of all development problems and as Gary Fields (2001) conferred that for many people the principal objective of development policy relies on the nature of the poverty and inequality. II. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) In the present century, the advancements in information and communication technologies (ICTs) are changing the various components of economic development. The changes in the ICTs have brought a positive impact in the process of “public service delivery” and “socio-economic structure of economy” (Bagga, 2005). Applications in ICTs have demonstrated their positive impacts in minimizing the processing costs, increase transparency and support economic development by income generating ventures, increase in agricultural production, and improvements in health and education sectors, all of which promote the overall quality of life of developing or least developed countries. ICTs are
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