This article investigates the effectiveness of information and communications technologies in sustainable development among nonOECD economies that encapsulate its underlying beliefs and values. Specifically, we have developed a data-driven narrative by using Uganda as the subject of case analysis. We performed statistical analysis to study the significance of ICT as an enabler to the overall socio-economic development. There is a missing component comprising digital literacy and participation that have calls into question the mediating role of inclusive growth. Both our method and findings adopt generally accepted protocols for case studies. The contribution of this research is interpretivist in nature, and we recommend that similar studies need to be replicated by researchers across geographies and domains.