ICT and Human Development in Selected Devolving Countries

  • Arash Ketabforoush Badri Department of Economic, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Qazvin Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.
  • Parsa Ketabforoush Badri Faculty of Management, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Mostafa Cham Faculty of Information Technology and Computer Engineering, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran.


Human development and planning is one of the most prominent activities in any country. There are several factors that can be effective in achieving this. One of the key elements in this way is ICT. In recent decades, this technology has evolved widely across all social and economic spheres and has had a profound impact on organizations, human resources and the economics of micro and macro societies. Considering the impact of using information and communication technology can be a good way to increase the level of productivity and development of each country. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of information and communication technology on human development index. Therefore, the investigated model has been using panel data for 15 selected developing countries over the period of 2012 to 2017. The estimation results show that ICT has a positive and significant effect on human development index. While foreign direct investment and value added have a positive impact and inflation has a negative impact on the human development index.
Keywords: ICT, Human development, HDI, Panel-data.


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Badri, A. K., Badri, P. K., & Cham, M. (2019, October 14). ICT and Human Development in Selected Devolving Countries. International Journal of Social Sciences Perspectives, 5(2), 30-35. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.33094/7.2017.2019.52.30.35
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