Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been shown to have an impact on social, economic and human development. Prior studies conducted have investigated the relationships between ICT and development but there has been a consistent lack in the development literature in tying the findings of such studies to theory. In this paper, we marry an empirical analysis to a theoretical framework to examine the nature of the relationship between ICTs and human development and reveal that a positive correlation exists between the two.
Kamal, Mehruz; Zhang, Chi; Najjar, Lotfollah; and Qureshi, Sajda, "HUMAN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES: THEORETICAL & EMPIRICAL SUPPORT" (2007). MWAIS 2007 Proceedings. 29.