Young People and ICTs in Developing Countries is forthcoming in Information Technology for Development. The paper is co-authored with Naomi Halewood. Young people are often ‘first adopters’ of new technologies, and this appears to be the case with ICTs. Evidence from the developing world suggests that young people have widespread access to broadcast technologies and the telephone, but more limited access to the Internet. And even amongst young people, Internet use lags considerably behind Internet access. ICTs, and in particular the Internet, provide opportunities for employment, but it should be noted that there are limits to the economic impact of the Internet in developing countries. Broadcast technologies can be particularly useful tool in both formal and continuing education, the Internet may have a significant role in vocational and further education. There are potential social costs of ICT use amongst young people, but these can be mitigated. Youth-specific policy recommendations focus on the greater use of ICTs in education and content control.