ICT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH, ECONOMETRIC STUDY OF MENA SAMPLE OVER 2000-201 9
This research aims to study the impact of information and communication technology on economic growth in MENA countries during the period (2000-2019), We measured information and communication technology by bandwidth and internet users in percentage of population. The results showed that ICT has a positive effect on economic growth, but this effect is not significant. The results also proved that human capital has a strong positive impact on economic growth. This indicates the importance of the human resource in advancing economic growth in the MENA countries.
Keywords: Economic Growth, Information and Communication Technology, Fixed Effect Model