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The World Development Report 2016 on Digital Dividends assembles the best available evidence on the Internet's potential impact on economic growth, on equity, and on the efficiency of public services provision. The report analyzes what factors have allowed some governments, firms, and households to benefit from the Internet, and identify the barriers that limit gains elsewhere.