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To educate and empower women, we must close the digital divide

Online education surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence from Egypt, India, Mexico and Nigeria showed that closing the digital divide will improve education and earnings potential for billions of women worldwide. Image: REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Makhtar Diop
Managing Director, International Finance Corporation
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Digital divide: the people who are most likely to benefit from online education are also the least likely to have access to it.
Digital divide: the people who are most likely to benefit from online education are also the least likely to have access to it. Image: UN

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