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More must be done to narrow Asia's digital divide

Poverty is not just scarcity of food or water, but also lack of access to high tech

| Bangladesh
A woman talk with her husband with telecommunications application at Jharabarsha, in a remote farming village in Gaibandha district, Bangladesh: Access to the internet is almost as important as food and water in the modern world.   © AP

From Anir Chowdhury, policy adviser for the government of Bangladesh's Aspire to Innovate program, which is supported by the U.N. Development Program.

It is impossible to live in a digital world without ending digital poverty.

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