Jesús Crespo Cuaresma via Brookings’ Future Development Blog: “Internet poverty: The next frontier in development”
A new Internet Poverty Index can now adjust the actual cost of internet services in every country to create standardized estimates of people living in internet poverty globally
The novel Internet Poverty Index creates comparable estimates based on how many people in the country can afford a minimum internet package. If the cost of the standardized package is above 10 percent of a person’s total spending, the person is considered internet poor. This allows to create global estimates and share the number of people living in internet poverty globally, with disaggregations available by gender.