Education Expenditures on ICTs in Developing Countries

32 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2018

Date Written: March 18, 2016


It is the aim of this paper to undercover the current trends when it comes to acquisition of and reliance on ICTs in education in both developed and developing countries with an attempt to understand whether such efforts yield a worthwhile return, or whether such investment could find better application.

It seems that there needs to be a clear understanding of the exact relationship between the funds spent on ICTs and the results these e-investments bring. This paper henceforth will attempt to answer the questions how important ICT is for education in general and education in the developing countries in particular and whether steps taken are adequate and effective. In particular this paper will focus my attention on two questions:

A) Is technology in education absolutely inevitable and necessary? B) Is the more technology in the classroom necessarily the better for the education, or is it just a populist scheme to embezzle the public funds, acting either in ignorance or with malintent?

Keywords: ICT, Development, Education

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Freiberg, Phillip, Education Expenditures on ICTs in Developing Countries (March 18, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

Phillip Freiberg (Contact Author)

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