This presentation summarized the main findings of the recent publication Development as Freedom in a Digital Age. It provides an overview( i) the alternative impact evaluation framework of information and communications technologies on development based on Amartya Sen's capability approach and (ii) presents empirical evidence from rural Bolivia on the conditions under which ICTs can reduce poverty and empower local communities. The book addresses the following main issues (i) what is the impact of ICTs on the well-being of poor communities? (ii) how to evaluate the impact of ICTs on development from a human development perspective? (iii) which factors influence the successful implementation of ICT programs?