We believe that any country or region wishing to be a material participant in the global economy must view its citizens’ capacity to learn, use, and understand information and communications technology (ICT) as a central tenet of its economic policies. This perspective on universal access to digital learning may well be essential for any country wishing to move from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy. Leveraging education to maximize ICT capacity can provide a considerable advantage in the 21st century. Of course, the mere presence of digital learning does not guarantee future economic success. Citizens must develop their capacity for learning, using, and understanding technology to deliver economic return.