The China International Development Knowledge Center has published its first “Global Development Report”, which notes that by the end of 2021, about 38% of the world’s population (ie 2.9 billion people) do not yet have access to the Internet. However, 96% of these people live in developing countries. The report claims that in 2020, the number of internet users in urban areas worldwide will correspond to 75.6%. This is almost double the 38.8% level in rural areas. Despite efforts from all walks of life to bridge the digital coverage gap, a number of factors make it difficult. Some of the factors that hinder digital technology are
These are some of the major obstacles digital dividend inclusion. In addition, the report argues that driven by factors such as the rapid development of new generation information infrastructure, the rapid repetitive upgrading of digital technologies and the rise of digital platforms in various fieldsGlobal Internet traffic in 2020 will increase by 15.9 times compared to a decade ago.
The global digital economy continues to grow
From 2019 to 2020, the scale of the global digital economy continues to grow. During the epidemic, the supportive role of digital technology in production and services has become more apparent. In 2020, the growth rate of the digital economy in developing countries will reach 3.08%. Also, the growth rate in developed countries will be 2.99%, achieving both positive growth. Digital commerce it is also gradually becoming a major force driving the growth of world trade. The scale of global commercial exports of digital delivery services has grown from $ 1.2 trillion in 2005 to $ 3.1 trillion in 2020. This far exceeds the growth rate of trade in goods and services over the same period.
The report also claims that automated production lines and intelligent robots will replace a large number of workers engaged in repetitive and mechanical work. This can lead to the disappearance of large-scale traditional labor-intensive occupations. According to estimates, the machines will take over 85 million jobs worldwide between 2020 and 2025.