Why technology matters for sustainable development

My new article for World Economic Forum’s Agenda blog:

Entrepreneurs in emerging markets will need to take the initiative and attempt to do what nobody has done, because the problems in these markets will be problems that nobody has really solved before…these will be problems that advanced economies don’t really have a stake in solving.

In other words, emerging-market entrepreneurs will need to think of how to go “from zero to one” in myriad industries if they are to deliver sustainable and equitable growth for their large domestic populations.

More here.