You may have heard of the $100 computer and one computer for every child education projects that really started to take off in 2006. Below is the TED Talk, Nicholas Negroponte, who is heavily involved with the project. I think the project is a huge benefit to the overal well-being of each country that is onboard. When you educate the young population as they grow up they will have an increased ability to support the economics of their country.
$100 Computer March 22, 2010