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Alexandra Morozkina1
  • 1 Financial Research Institute, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, 3 b.2 Nastasyinsky Lane, Moscow, 127006, Russia

Regional Perspective of Digitalization in BRICS

2020. Vol. 15. No. 4. P. 70–90 [issue contents]
This article is aimed at evaluation of regional digital inequality in BRICS countries. Using the data for 2014-2018 on internet usage and access to fixed broadband author calculates inequality ratios, including coefficient of variation and Theil index. Also author analyzes rural/urban differences and their dynamics. On the base of this calculations author shows decrease of regional inequality in all five countries. Further analysis is devoted to national digitalization strategies, which are aimed at development of remote areas and bridging digital divide. Author shows that there are measures in each strategy aimed at bridging digital divide on all three levels (infrastructure, usage and results). In a final part of the article author suggests directions for cooperation in BRICS, including exchange of best practices in realization of national strategies, composition of best practices in integrated measures aimed at development of remote areas and joint financing using opportunities provided by the New Development Bank.
Citation: Morozkina A. (2020) Regional Perspective of Digitalization in BRICS. International OrganisationsResearch Journal, vol. 15, no 4, pp. 70–90 (in English).
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