INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK"

Transcription

1 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION (SDS/ICT) Danilo Piaggesi, Division Chief

2 GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR ICT AND DEVELOPMENT INAUGURAL MEETING EMPOWERING THE MAJORITY THROUGH INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL DIVIDENDS: A STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE OF THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 20, 2006 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 2

3 ICT PENETRATION IN THE LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN REGION IN 2004 LAC USA EU OECD 1. Fixed Lines per 100 inhabitants Cellular Subscribers per 100 inhabitants PCs per 100 inhabitants Internet Penetration (users per 100 inhabitants) INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 3

4 ICT PENETRATION IN LATIN AMERICAN AND THE CARIBBEAN PERCENTAGE CHANGE LAC USA EU OECD 1. Fixed Lines per 100 inhabitants Cellular Subscribers per 100 inhabitants PCs per 100 inhabitants Internet Penetration (users per 100 inhabitants) INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 4

5 EVOLUTION OF ICT PENETRATION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN AND HIGH-GROWTH ASIAN COUNTRIES LAC Asia Penetration of ICT in Latin America and the Caribbean Penetration of ICT in HPAE Fixed Mobile PC Internet Fixed Mobile PC Internet INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 5

6 FACTORS THAT HAVE TRADITIONALLY HINDERED THE WIDESPREAD DEPLOYMENT OF ICT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN Weaknesses in institutional capacity: (a) lack of investment plans with medium and long term perspectives (i.e. of e- strategies); (b) lack of effective coordination between public and private sector; (c) limited investment resources; and (d) legislative and normative gaps Limited connectivity and high access costs: (a) concentration of coverage in urban centers with neglect to rural/marginal areas; (b) price-ability to pay gaps; and (c) barriers to deregulation Deficient digital education and limited of content of local interest: (a) limited technical skills in the use of ICT; (b) lack of formal digital literacy programs; and (c) incentives structure INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 6

7 STRATEGIC AREAS OF THE BANK S NEW ICT FOR DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY Creation of an environment that fosters the dissemination and use of ICT ICT in support of the modernization of the state ICT in support of competitiveness ICT in support of social development and poverty reduction ICT in support of regional integration ICT in environmental and natural resources management INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 7

8 A BANK REALIGNAMENT STRATEGY IN THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY To consolidate a more inclusive, broad-based economic growth model focused on wealth creation and progress opportunities for the majority of the Region s population. Includes four core areas: Connecting the majority: Development of social infrastructure and connectivity Financial democracy: Broadening access to banking services and increasing their use, leveraging the impact of remittances, and creating new saving, credit and insurance products for lower income population segments Enterprise compact: Job creation, support for microenterprises and small and medium-sized businesses Enabling environment: Establishment of the necessary regulatory frameworks, titling and other legal instruments INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 8

9 CONNECTING THE MAJORITY: ENHANCING DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL THROUGH ICT ICT solutions can facilitate the participation of lower income populations in the development process of the Region by directly tackling relevant aspects, which precisely hinder their integration to social and economic development. In particular: limited knowledge and literacy which impairs access to skills and jobs (education) poor health and sanitary conditions limiting employability and risk-taking attitudes (health) active involvement in civic life and strengthening of democratic process economic opportunities INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 9

10 DEPLOYMENT OF BEST PRACTICES IN ICT: A FORWARD- LOOKING SCENARIO AND BANK-LED SUPPORT TO THE REGION TOWARDS 2015 Human capital development and education: attainment of near universal access to the Internet in the Region s schools extension of wireless networks and connectivity solutions to low-income and rural locations expansion of locally developed curricula efficient access to inexpensive technologies from pilot initiatives expansion of earmarked computer literacy programs deployment of complementary energy and connectivity sources with marked impact on education cont. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 10

11 DEPLOYMENT OF BEST PRACTICES IN ICT: A FORWARD- LOOKING SCENARIO AND BANK-LED SUPPORT TO THE REGION TOWARDS 2015 CONT. Health and social services: overall improvement in the distribution of healthcare services through extended connectivity and wireless solutions attainment of real-time monitoring of diseases, rapid response to disasters and health emergencies overall improvement in the management and operational efficiency of the health care system including that of national health networks operation of cost effective digital-telemedicine networks enhanced training cont. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 11

12 DEPLOYMENT OF BEST PRACTICES IN ICT: A FORWARD- LOOKING SCENARIO AND BANK-LED SUPPORT TO THE REGION TOWARDS 2015 CONT. Financial services and remittances: extension of modern financial services including credit to lower-income segments of the population cheaper and faster means of remittances from abroad and reduction of fixed costs of smaller financial transactions accelerated modernization and capitalization of the microcredit financial system, and resulting mobilization of credit resources and modern financial services greater personal and transactional safety democratization of credit for lower-income populations and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cont. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 12

13 DEPLOYMENT OF BEST PRACTICES IN ICT: A FORWARD- LOOKING SCENARIO AND BANK-LED SUPPORT TO THE REGION TOWARDS 2015 CONT. Complementary ICT-based government services and actions: public sector-supported extension of connectivity and wireless connections to schools, healthcare facilities, and local governments, especially in rural/underserved areas expansion of the reach and impact of social public services extension of electronic government solutions to, among others, identification services, land titling and registration, agricultural extension, and disaster management set the stage for private sector innovation, investment and ICT-based interventions in both, traditional and nontraditional areas (including social development and poverty reduction INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 13

14 THE STRATEGY: PROMOTING A MULTI-STAKEHOLDER APPROACH TOWARDS DIGITAL INCLUSION FOR ALL Strengthening the role of the public sector in the implementation of ICT-based programs aimed at enhancing the reach and impact of social development, poverty reduction and citizen participation programs Implementing organizational arrangements to facilitate the participation of civil society organizations in the promotion and implementation of community-based development programs, including social and poverty-targeted actions at the local level Promoting the participation of the technology-based private sector in the development of the Region as a pivotal source of innovation in social development, job creation, income opportunities and wealth generation INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 14

15 DIGITAL INCLUSION: A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN ICT FOR DEVELOPMENT Promoting the participation of the private sector through ICT and connectivity investments and technical assistance in priority social sectors in the Region Creating value-added opportunities and the expansion of ICTbased social and financial services to underserved communities Tapping the profit potential that can be realized from efforts aimed at improving the social and economic conditions of the poor (under a blended strategy ) Embracing an environment which promotes a collaborative development process, while allowing for private sector participation in social development and poverty reduction through ICT, under a corporate social responsibility umbrella INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 15

16 PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN ICT FOR DEVELOPMENT: CONCRETE ACTIONS OF THE BANK Design and implementation of the institutional, financial and legal means for the Bank to effectively partner with leading private sector firms and civil society institutions from the member countries in the design and implementation of ICTbased development actions Establishment of a Facility in Information and Communication Technology for Development to leverage the available nonreimbursable cash and in-kind resources for the design and implementation of state-of-the-art technologies as part of the development technical cooperation projects in the Region Enabling an environment for the generation of best practices and models, and the dissemination of lessons learned in ICT INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 16

17 PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN ICT FOR DEVELOPMENT: MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK AND MICROSOFT CORPORATION Signed on June 1, 2006 Part of the overall framework of the Facility in Information and Communication Technology for Development Strategic areas of collaboration include: electronic government; ICT security for the public sector; science and technology capacity building; education; remittances and microfinance; and youth, technology and social inclusion Initial contribution of US$1.2 million to the Youth Development Program for Innovation and Social Action INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 17

18 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 18

Ministerial declaration of the high-level segment submitted by the President of the Council

Ministerial declaration of the high-level segment submitted by the President of the Council Ministerial declaration of the high-level segment submitted by the President of the Council Development and international cooperation in the twenty-first century: the role of information technology in

More information

A decade of the information society

A decade of the information society A decade of the information society Main messages 2003, Bávaro: Universalizing access. 2008, San Salvador: Mainstreaming ICTs into economic and social processes. 2010, Lima: Reformulating the strategy

More information

Access to Broadband. Focusing on demand stimulation strategies. Sonia Jorge Consulting Director, Regulation and Policy

Access to Broadband. Focusing on demand stimulation strategies. Sonia Jorge Consulting Director, Regulation and Policy Access to Broadband Focusing on demand stimulation strategies Sonia Jorge Consulting Director, Regulation and Policy UN-CSTD Panel Internet Broadband for an Inclusive Digital Society Lima, Peru, January

More information

Digital Economy.How Are Developing Countries Performing? The Case of Egypt

Digital Economy.How Are Developing Countries Performing? The Case of Egypt Digital Economy.How Are Developing Countries Performing? The Case of Egypt by Nagwa ElShenawi (PhD) MCIT, Egypt Produced for DIODE Network, 217 Introduction According to the OECD some of the most important

More information

The development dimension of e-commerce and the digital economy

The development dimension of e-commerce and the digital economy Trends in e-commerce and the digital economy The development dimension of e-commerce and the digital economy Policy implications and guiding questions Production of information and communications services

More information

The role of national development banks un fostering SME access to finance

The role of national development banks un fostering SME access to finance The role of national development banks un fostering SME access to finance Hernando Castro. Bancoldex. Colombia Septembre de 2017 Bancoldex s Ownership Structure Generalities Incorporated as a mixed stock

More information

ITU World Telecommunication Development Report. Access Indicators for the Information Society. Press Briefing UN, Geneva 4 December 2003

ITU World Telecommunication Development Report. Access Indicators for the Information Society. Press Briefing UN, Geneva 4 December 2003 ITU World Telecommunication Development Report Access Indicators for the Information Society Press Briefing UN, Geneva 4 December 2003 What the report is A practical toolkit with dozens of definitions

More information

Broadband Internet Affordability

Broadband Internet Affordability Broadband Internet Affordability 1. Does it matter at the first place? 2. Why broadband access should be universal and affordable, and why connecting more people with the information, education, and health

More information

Broadband policy for developing countries ESW Concept Note: August 10, 2010

Broadband policy for developing countries ESW Concept Note: August 10, 2010 Broadband policy for developing countries ESW Concept Note: August 10, 2010 Objectives The proposed economic and sector work (ESW) activity on broadband policy for developing countries has the following

More information

The Benefits of Broadband

The Benefits of Broadband The Benefits of Broadband Current State of Broadband 1 Mature markets Emerging markets Internet penetration 64% 18% Broadband penetration 23% 4% % income spent on ICT 1.5% 17.5% 1 International Telecommunication

More information

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY INTRODUCTION Information and communication technologies have become a significant factor in development, having a profound impact on the political, economic and social sectors of many countries. ICTs can

More information

Concept note for the side event on ICT statistics to the 3rd session of the Committee on Statistics of ESCAP

Concept note for the side event on ICT statistics to the 3rd session of the Committee on Statistics of ESCAP Concept note for the side event on ICT statistics to the 3rd session of the Committee on Statistics of ESCAP 1. Context On the back of their increasing ubiquity and the number of aspects of life they are

More information

Nigerian Communications Commission Delivering broadband for development in Nigeria

Nigerian Communications Commission Delivering broadband for development in Nigeria Nigerian Communications Commission Delivering broadband for development in Nigeria The open access model Dr Eugene Juwah Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission To realize its Vision

More information

Unlocking the potential

Unlocking the potential Opportunity for All Promoting Growth Jobs and Inclusiveness in the Arab World Marrakesh January 29-0, 208 # Opportunity4MENA Unlocking the potential of people in MENA 70% 5% think governments are not doing

More information

A project Proposal from BANGLADESH

A project Proposal from BANGLADESH Strengthening ICT and Telecom Sector in Bangladesh (STIB) A project Proposal from BANGLADESH Presented by T I M Nurul Kabir Secretary General About AMTOB Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh

More information

INDICATORS AND MEASUREMENT: POLICY IMPERATIVES AND THE WAY FORWARD

INDICATORS AND MEASUREMENT: POLICY IMPERATIVES AND THE WAY FORWARD INDICATORS AND MEASUREMENT: POLICY IMPERATIVES AND THE WAY FORWARD James George Chacko UNDP-Asia Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) Global Indicators Workshop on Community Access to ICTs

More information

Digital inclusion for least developed countries

Digital inclusion for least developed countries Innovation Growth Sustainability Highlights from an ITU meeting held ahead of the fourth United Nations Conference on least developed countries (UNLDC-IV) that will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from

More information

GPFI Financial Consumer protection and Financial Literacy Subgroup: 2017 Work Plan

GPFI Financial Consumer protection and Financial Literacy Subgroup: 2017 Work Plan GPFI Financial Consumer protection and Financial Literacy Subgroup: 2017 Work Plan Objective of the subgroup The objective of the FCPFL Subgroup for the next five years is to build the capacity of developing

More information

Indicators on Community Access to ICT: Critical Policy and Planning Tools in the Implementation of the Philippine Community E-Center Program

Indicators on Community Access to ICT: Critical Policy and Planning Tools in the Implementation of the Philippine Community E-Center Program Indicators on Community Access to ICT: Critical Policy and Planning Tools in the Implementation of the Philippine Community E-Center Program A Paper Presented at the Global Indicators Workshop on Community

More information

Terms of Reference (ToR) for hiring consultant to draft guidelines and recommend modalities on Telecom Infrastructure Sharing

Terms of Reference (ToR) for hiring consultant to draft guidelines and recommend modalities on Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Terms of Reference (ToR) for hiring consultant to draft guidelines and recommend modalities on Telecom Infrastructure Sharing 1) Project Background Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is an autonomous

More information

Brussels, 7 December 2009 COUNCIL THE EUROPEAN UNION 17107/09 TELECOM 262 COMPET 512 RECH 447 AUDIO 58 SOC 760 CONSOM 234 SAN 357. NOTE from : COREPER

Brussels, 7 December 2009 COUNCIL THE EUROPEAN UNION 17107/09 TELECOM 262 COMPET 512 RECH 447 AUDIO 58 SOC 760 CONSOM 234 SAN 357. NOTE from : COREPER COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 7 December 2009 17107/09 TELECOM 262 COMPET 512 RECH 447 AUDIO 58 SOC 760 CONSOM 234 SAN 357 NOTE from : COREPER to : COUNCIL No Cion prop. 12600/09 TELECOM 169

More information

FIVE - YEAR ACTION PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) IN INDONESIA

FIVE - YEAR ACTION PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) IN INDONESIA FIVE - YEAR ACTION PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) IN INDONESIA Government of Indonesia s Action Plan to overcome the Digital Divide, Information

More information

Business Incubation. Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Business Incubation. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Business Incubation as a Tool for Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advancing Innovation in ECA 2007 Regional Conference of ECAbit Yerevan, Armenia, September 17, 2007 Valerie D Costa, infodev

More information

Coordination & Production of ICT Statistics: Philippine Experience

Coordination & Production of ICT Statistics: Philippine Experience Coordination & Production of ICT Statistics: Philippine Experience by Jose Ramon Toots G. Albert, Ph.D. Secretary General 1 Side Event on Measuring ICT for Development 14 December 2012,Bangkok, Thailand

More information

Final Report January 16 February 3, 2012

Final Report January 16 February 3, 2012 SUMMITS OF THE AMERICAS VIRTUAL COMMUNITY Washington, DC OEA/Ser.E CVC/FV-6/12 08 February 2012 Original: Spanish "Virtual Dialogue: "Ideas of impact: innovation of youth and their contribution to the

More information

INTER-AMERICAN TELECOMMUNICATION COMMISSION (CITEL) THE ROLE OF ICT IN SUPPORTING THE INTERAMERICAN EDUCATION AGENDA

INTER-AMERICAN TELECOMMUNICATION COMMISSION (CITEL) THE ROLE OF ICT IN SUPPORTING THE INTERAMERICAN EDUCATION AGENDA www.citel.oas.org INTER-AMERICAN TELECOMMUNICATION COMMISSION (CITEL) THE ROLE OF ICT IN SUPPORTING THE INTERAMERICAN EDUCATION AGENDA 1 OAS/CITEL: MORE TECHNOLOGY FOR MORE PEOPLE! CITEL: Reducing the

More information

Guidelines for the development of new services and applications in the era of the digital economy. Antonio Garcia Zaballos

Guidelines for the development of new services and applications in the era of the digital economy. Antonio Garcia Zaballos Guidelines for the development of new services and applications in the era of the digital economy Antonio Garcia Zaballos (antoniogar@iadb.org) There is a new paradigm affecting society, the economy and

More information

Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy

Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy May, 2010 Knowledge Economy Forum, Germany www.infodev.org Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy A public-private partnership,

More information

Measuring the Information Society Report Executive summary

Measuring the Information Society Report Executive summary Measuring the Information Society Report 2017 Executive summary Chapter 1. The current state of ICTs The latest data on ICT development from ITU show continued progress in connectivity and use of ICTs.

More information

Implications of the DOT Force and Genoa G-8 Summit on Youth Organizations and Networks 20 August 2001

Implications of the DOT Force and Genoa G-8 Summit on Youth Organizations and Networks 20 August 2001 Implications of the DOT Force and Genoa G-8 Summit on Youth Organizations and Networks 20 August 2001 By Duane Taylor, Program Officer, International Institute for Sustainable Development Copyright 2001,

More information

CROP ICT WORKING GROUP

CROP ICT WORKING GROUP Pacific Regional ICT Strategic Action Plan (PRISAP) 2016 2020 The University of the South Pacific Suva, 2016 Pacific Regional ICT Strategic Action Plan PRISAP CROP ICT WORKING GROUP (Version- August 2016)

More information

Gender and Internet for Development The WOUGNET Experience

Gender and Internet for Development The WOUGNET Experience Gender and Internet for Development The WOUGNET Experience Session II: Internet, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2016: INTERNET FOR DEVELOPMENT Regional Consultation Conference:

More information

and vision for development

and vision for development ICT in Moldova: current situation and vision for development Contents Sector in figures Vision, Mission and Values ICT sector Constraints Definition Sector policies Development Support e-governance Efficiency

More information

Economic and Social Council

Economic and Social Council United Nations E/CN.3/2016/13 Economic and Social Council Distr.: General 18 December 2015 Original: English Statistical Commission Forty-seventh session 8-11 March 2016 Item 3 (i) of the provisional agenda*

More information

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the

More information

Business Opportunities

Business Opportunities Business Opportunities IDB Financing in Latin America and The Caribbean September 2014 Public Procurement in Latin America and The Caribbean LAC Public Procurement Market US$ 800 billions US$ 560 b 70%

More information

EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK

EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK Promoting European objectives ARLEM s Commission for Economic, Social and Territorial Affairs (ECOTER) Brussels, 2 July 2010 Jackie Church, Liaison Officer 1 The European Investment

More information

Digital Inclusion for the Least Developed Countries: Innovation, Growth and Sustainability. ICTs in LDCs

Digital Inclusion for the Least Developed Countries: Innovation, Growth and Sustainability. ICTs in LDCs ICTs in LDCs By G. M. Akapelwa-Ehueni PRESENTATION AGENDA 2010 Statistics for Zambia and Government Policy Framework for ICT Regulation Overview of the ICT Indicators Role of ZICTA in Promoting UA Universal

More information

Governance and Institutional Development for the Public Innovation System

Governance and Institutional Development for the Public Innovation System Governance and Institutional Development for the Public Innovation System The World Bank s recommendations on the governance structure of Bulgaria s innovation system are provided in great detail in the

More information

Europe's Digital Progress Report (EDPR) 2017 Country Profile Lithuania

Europe's Digital Progress Report (EDPR) 2017 Country Profile Lithuania Europe's Digital Progress Report (EDPR) 2017 Country Profile Europe's Digital Progress Report (EDPR) tracks the progress made by Member States in terms of their digitisation, combining quantitative evidence

More information

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION TELECOMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT BUREAU Ministry of Telecommunications and the Information Society/ITU/ASETA International Seminar Closing the Digital Divide through

More information

Closing the Digital Divide

Closing the Digital Divide Closing the Digital Divide A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations Jordana Barton, MPA Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas San Antonio Branch Consumer Compliance Conference Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas March

More information

PROJECT INFORMATION DOCUMENT (PID) APPRAISAL STAGE Report No.: PIDA Project Name. Region. Country

PROJECT INFORMATION DOCUMENT (PID) APPRAISAL STAGE Report No.: PIDA Project Name. Region. Country Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized PROJECT INFORMATION DOCUMENT (PID) APPRAISAL STAGE Report No.: PIDA34372 Project Name

More information

A Public Sector Support Strategy for Telecenter Development Emerging Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

A Public Sector Support Strategy for Telecenter Development Emerging Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean A Public Sector Support Strategy for Telecenter Development Emerging Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean Francisco J. Proenza October 2003 Forthcoming in Connected for Development: Information

More information

APT and ICT Development in the Pacific. Dr Stephen Sheehan Asia-Pacific Telecommunity

APT and ICT Development in the Pacific. Dr Stephen Sheehan Asia-Pacific Telecommunity APT and ICT Development in the Pacific Dr Stephen Sheehan Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Contents 1. The Brunei Darussalam Statement of the Asia-Pacific ICT Ministers on Building Smart Digital Economy through

More information

Canada s Broadband Approach

Canada s Broadband Approach Canada s Broadband Approach OECD Workshop on Developing Broadband Access in Rural and Remote Areas Porto Portugal, 25-26 October 2004 Peter Hill, Director, Industry Canada Government of Canada s Commitment.ensure

More information

Jaroslaw K. PONDER Strategy and Policy Advisor. International Telecommunication Union

Jaroslaw K. PONDER Strategy and Policy Advisor. International Telecommunication Union ICTs and Poverty Reduction WSIS Recommendations, Follow-up and Implementation Jaroslaw K. PONDER Strategy and Policy Advisor WSIS Call for National e-strategies Tunis Agenda for the Information Society

More information

Digital Agenda for Europe as a flagship initiative of the Europe 2020 Strategy

Digital Agenda for Europe as a flagship initiative of the Europe 2020 Strategy Digital Agenda for Europe as a flagship initiative of the Europe 2020 Strategy José Carlos Macía Arce University of Santiago de Compostela Francisco José Armas Quintá University of Minho The main aim The

More information

ASIA PACIFIC INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY (AP-IS) Atsuko Okuda Chief, ICT and Development Section ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division ESCAP

ASIA PACIFIC INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY (AP-IS) Atsuko Okuda Chief, ICT and Development Section ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division ESCAP ASIA PACIFIC INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY (AP-IS) Atsuko Okuda Chief, ICT and Development Section ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division ESCAP 2 Part 1: Digital Divide in Asia and the Pacific 52% of broadband

More information

Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Master Plan

Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Master Plan Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Master Plan AP-IS Second Working Group Meeting ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division ESCAP Presentation Agenda 1. Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS)

More information

Integra. International Corporate Capabilities th Street NW, Suite 555W, Washington, DC, Tel (202)

Integra. International Corporate Capabilities th Street NW, Suite 555W, Washington, DC, Tel (202) Integra International Corporate Capabilities 1030 15th Street NW, Suite 555W, Washington, DC, 20005 Tel (202) 898-4110 www.integrallc.com Integra is an international development firm with a fresh and modern

More information

Recommendations for Digital Strategy II

Recommendations for Digital Strategy II Recommendations for Digital Strategy II Final report for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, 11 June 2010 Network Strategies Report Number 30010 Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 ICTs: the potential to transform

More information

UNIDO and the strategies to invest in Myanmar

UNIDO and the strategies to invest in Myanmar UNIDO and the strategies to invest in Myanmar Gerardo Patacconi Director of the Agro-Business Development Department, UNIDO Vienna Michele Boario Chief Technical Advisor, UNIDO MSME development in Myanmar

More information

EIB Investments in Digital Economies outside the European Union

EIB Investments in Digital Economies outside the European Union EIB Investments in Digital Economies outside the European Union Creating economic growth through the evolution to digital Benoit Denis, Economist, Digital Economy, EIB Digital solutions economic impact

More information

Factors and policies affecting services innovation: some findings from OECD work

Factors and policies affecting services innovation: some findings from OECD work Roundtable on Innovation in Services Lisbon Council, Brussels, 27 November 2008 Factors and policies affecting services innovation: some findings from OECD work Dirk Pilat Head, Science and Technology

More information

Developing broadband access in Hungary

Developing broadband access in Hungary Developing broadband access in Hungary October, 2004. 1. Main Internet trends Relatively low Internet penetration but high growth rate Numbers and Types of Internet Subscriptions in Hungary, 1999-2004

More information

Key development issues and rationale for Bank involvement

Key development issues and rationale for Bank involvement PROJECT INFORMATION DOCUMENT (PID) CONCEPT STAGE Report No.: AB424 Project Name E-Lanka Development Region SOUTH ASIA Sector Information technology (70%);General industry and trade sector (30%) Project

More information

ICTs for Enhancing Rural Productivity. Shobha Shetty Sr. Economist EASRE March 29, 2007

ICTs for Enhancing Rural Productivity. Shobha Shetty Sr. Economist EASRE March 29, 2007 ICTs for Enhancing Rural Productivity Shobha Shetty Sr. Economist EASRE March 29, 2007 ICTs and Traditional Media Traditional media (fliers, newspapers, radio and television) are suitable for disseminating

More information

APT Ministerial Conference on Broadband and ICT Development 1-2 July 2004, Bangkok, Thailand

APT Ministerial Conference on Broadband and ICT Development 1-2 July 2004, Bangkok, Thailand Asia-Pacific Telecommunity APT Ministerial Conference on Broadband and ICT Development 1-2 July 2004, Bangkok, Thailand Asia-Pacific Broadband Summit BANGKOK AGENDA FOR BROADBAND AND ICT DEVELOPMENT IN

More information

International Institute of Communications 2011 Annual Conference

International Institute of Communications 2011 Annual Conference International Institute of Communications 2011 Annual Conference The ICT landscape in BRICS countries: Lessons from emerging economies (R&D, innovation and trade) BRAZIL S INITIATIVES TO ATTRACT INVESTMENTS

More information

SME Internationalisation: Characteristics, Barriers and Policy Options

SME Internationalisation: Characteristics, Barriers and Policy Options 2014/ISOM/SYM/014 Session: 5 SME Internationalisation: Characteristics, Barriers and Policy Options Submitted by: OECD Symposium on APEC 2015 Priorities Manila, Philippines 8 December 2014 SME INTERNATIONALISATION:

More information

Thailand s Position in the Network Readiness Index (NRI): Analysis and Recommendations

Thailand s Position in the Network Readiness Index (NRI): Analysis and Recommendations Thailand s Position in the Network Readiness Index (NRI): Analysis and Recommendations Settapong Malisuwan, Wassana Kaewphanuekrungsi, Noppadol Tiamnara, and Nattakit Suriyakrai Abstract Advancements in

More information

World Development Report 2016

World Development Report 2016 World Development Report 2016 International Policy Workshop organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Berlin, November 6-7, 2014 1 About WDRs The World Development

More information

Incentive Guidelines Network Support Scheme (Assistance for collaboration)

Incentive Guidelines Network Support Scheme (Assistance for collaboration) Incentive Guidelines Network Support Scheme (Assistance for collaboration) Issue Date: 5th April 2011 Version: 1.4 Updated: 20 th March 2014 http://support.maltaenterprise.com Contents Incentive Guidelines

More information

AU 9 TH PRIVATE SECTOR FORUM

AU 9 TH PRIVATE SECTOR FORUM AU 9 TH PRIVATE SECTOR FORUM Building Africa s Capacity in Science & Technology and Creating Enabling Environment for Techpreneurship What are the capacity imperatives? 13 November 2017, Pretoria, South

More information

The Economic Impact of Telecommunications in Senegal

The Economic Impact of Telecommunications in Senegal The Economic Impact of Telecommunications in Senegal Dr. Raúl L. Katz Adjunct Professor, Division of Finance and Economics Director, Business Strategy Research Columbia Institute of Tele-information Paris,

More information

2017 Euromed Event Digital Transformation Implications on Inclusion and Stability

2017 Euromed Event Digital Transformation Implications on Inclusion and Stability 2017 Euromed Event Digital Transformation Implications on Inclusion and Stability Financial Inclusion and MENA Fintech Overview Peter McConaghy Financial Sector Specialist World Bank Group Casablanca,

More information

EU Schemes in Support of Tourism. An Internet Roadmap for the Tourism Sector

EU Schemes in Support of Tourism. An Internet Roadmap for the Tourism Sector Directorate D- Services, commerce, tourism, e-business Unit 0.3 Tourism EU Schemes in Support of Tourism An Internet Roadmap for the Tourism Sector IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE The information in this document

More information

This document was prepared for Blandin Foundation by Strategic Networks Group, Inc. (SNG).

This document was prepared for Blandin Foundation by Strategic Networks Group, Inc. (SNG). Table of Contents INTRODUCTION... 2 BACKGROUND... 3 CONTEXT FOR INVESTING IN BROADBAND... 3 PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF WHITE PAPER... 4 ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS... 6 BROADBAND IMPACT ANALYSIS MODELING SCENARIO...

More information

STRATEGIC BROADBAND ROADMAP

STRATEGIC BROADBAND ROADMAP STRATEGIC BROADBAND ROADMAP Ensuring Virginia communities have capacity for the future and how PDCs can help. Caroline Stolle Broadband Program Administrator Center for Innovative Technology Broadband

More information

ICT-enabled Business Incubation Program:

ICT-enabled Business Incubation Program: ICT-enabled Business Incubation Program: Strengthening Innovation at the Grassroots June 2009 infodev ICT-enabled Business Incubation Program 1 Program Summary Objective infodev s Innovation and Entrepreneurship

More information

TERMS OF REFERENCE. Republic of Indonesia Improving Rural Connectivity for Sustainable Livelihoods Project

TERMS OF REFERENCE. Republic of Indonesia Improving Rural Connectivity for Sustainable Livelihoods Project TERMS OF REFERENCE Republic of Indonesia Improving Rural Connectivity for Sustainable Livelihoods Project Community information and communication centers Needs assessment and development of a proposal

More information

The Malaysian Public Sector ICT Strategic Plan

The Malaysian Public Sector ICT Strategic Plan The Malaysian Public Sector ICT Strategic Plan PRIME MINISTER S DEPARTMENT Aras 6, Blok B2, Kompleks Jabatan Perdana Menteri Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia August 2003

More information

2017 SURVEY OF ENTREPRENEURS AND MSMES IN VIETNAM

2017 SURVEY OF ENTREPRENEURS AND MSMES IN VIETNAM 2017 SURVEY OF ENTREPRENEURS AND MSMES IN VIETNAM Building the capacity of MSMEs through technology and innovation 2017 SURVEY OF ENTREPRENEURS AND MSMES IN VIETNAM I 1 2017 SURVEY OF ENTREPRENEURS AND

More information

OECD LEED Local Entrepreneurship Review East Germany Action Plan Uckermark (Brandenburg) und Parchim (Mecklenburg Vorpommern)

OECD LEED Local Entrepreneurship Review East Germany Action Plan Uckermark (Brandenburg) und Parchim (Mecklenburg Vorpommern) (This "ActionPlan" builds on the recommendations given in a draft summary report on the districts Uckermark (Brandenburg) and Parchim (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), March 2006, presented at a regional

More information

NEW VENTURES FUND REPORT FISCAL YEAR INNOVATION TO IMPACT. Celebrating Five Years of Success

NEW VENTURES FUND REPORT FISCAL YEAR INNOVATION TO IMPACT. Celebrating Five Years of Success NEW VENTURES FUND REPORT FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 INNOVATION TO IMPACT Celebrating Five Years of Success NEW VENTURES FUND REPORT 2015-2016 1 Meet Nancy She built a toilet at home. The barrier to a simple

More information

ASIA PACIFIC INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY (AP-IS)

ASIA PACIFIC INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY (AP-IS) ASIA PACIFIC INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY (AP-IS) 20th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Bangkok. 11 November 2016 ICT and Development Section

More information

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly The EU blending mechanism: Experiences of KfW development bank

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly The EU blending mechanism: Experiences of KfW development bank ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly The EU blending mechanism: Experiences of KfW development bank Brussels, 17 March 2016 Christoph Gabriel Krieger Regional Manager, West Africa and Madagascar KfW Development

More information

Young Entrepreneurship as the key to a sustainable and growing economic future

Young Entrepreneurship as the key to a sustainable and growing economic future Young Entrepreneurship as the key to a sustainable and growing economic future Antalya, TURKEY 21-22 May 2014 Rich History Rich History YES was established in 1988 in Capri during the National Convention

More information

Diana Korka Economic Affairs Officer, ICT Analysis Section, DTL, UNCTAD BAN Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Diana Korka Economic Affairs Officer, ICT Analysis Section, DTL, UNCTAD BAN Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General 16/04/2013 INFORMATION ECONOMY REPORT 2012 The Software Industry and Developing Countries Diana Korka Economic Affairs Officer, ICT Analysis Section, DTL, UNCTAD ESCWA Expert Group Meeting on The Role

More information

The Internet is for Everyone

The Internet is for Everyone The Internet is for Everyone Join us to keep the Internet open, thriving and benefitting people around the globe. Rajnesh Singh Internet Society Asia-Pacific singh@isoc.org @RajneshSingh Internet Society

More information

PROPOSAL FOR FREE WIFI TO ASSIST IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

PROPOSAL FOR FREE WIFI TO ASSIST IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN PROPOSAL FOR FREE WIFI TO ASSIST IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Free WiFi For Africa NPC, trading as Project Isizwe NPO Registration 133-371 NPO 156 DORP STREET, STELLENBOSCH, 7600,

More information

Québec Research and Innovation Strategy SUMMARY

Québec Research and Innovation Strategy SUMMARY Québec Research and Innovation Strategy SUMMARY A Word from the Premier Québec has tackled many challenges over the last decades. Our transformation into a confident, modern society has touched every aspect

More information

International ICT data collection, dissemination and challenges

International ICT data collection, dissemination and challenges DATA - ICT Research Conference Royal College of Physicians Dublin, Ireland 12 March 2009 ICT data collection, dissemination and challenges Esperanza Magpantay Statistician Market Information and Statistics

More information

Enhancing SME Global Competitiveness

Enhancing SME Global Competitiveness Introduction The 20 th APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 7 th September 2013 Joint Ministerial Statement Enhancing SME Global Competitiveness 1. We, the APEC

More information

Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Network: Milestones and Outcomes

Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Network: Milestones and Outcomes Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Network: Milestones and Outcomes 2nd Global Forum on Business Incubation: Empowering Economies through ICT-enabled Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cooperative initiatives

More information

EU Cohesion Policy : legislative proposals

EU Cohesion Policy : legislative proposals EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020: legislative proposals Background On 5 October 2011 the European Commission adopted a draft legislative package which will frame EU Structural Funds in Wales for the period

More information

GLOBAL EFFORTS ON BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND THE ROLE OF ICT STANDARDIZATION

GLOBAL EFFORTS ON BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND THE ROLE OF ICT STANDARDIZATION GLOBAL EFFORTS ON BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND THE ROLE OF ICT STANDARDIZATION ABSTRACT In the year 2000, at the dawn of the 21 st century, World Leaders from 189 States gathered at the United Nations

More information

The Helsinki Manifesto We have to move fast, before it is too late.

The Helsinki Manifesto We have to move fast, before it is too late. The Helsinki Manifesto 20.11.2006 We have to move fast, before it is too late. The Conference Networked Business and Government: Something Real for the Lisbon Strategy, held in Helsinki, on 23-24 October

More information

CONCEPT NOTE. 1. Background/Context

CONCEPT NOTE. 1. Background/Context ASIA-PACIFIC TELECOMMUNITY 15th APT Telecommunication/ICT Development Forum (ADF-15) 11-13 June 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka and Joint APT-NIA Workshop on ICT Broadband Connectivity 14 June 2018 1. Background/Context

More information

Chapter The Importance of ICT in Development The Global IT Sector

Chapter The Importance of ICT in Development The Global IT Sector Chapter 2 IT Sector: Alternate Development Models 2.1. The Importance of ICT in Development The contribution of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector to socioeconomic development is

More information

New Approach to Rural Connectivity: The Case of Peru

New Approach to Rural Connectivity: The Case of Peru New Approach to Rural Connectivity: The Case of Peru Link to Executive Summary Introduction In recent years, the development of telecommunications networks and services have led not only to more connected

More information

CHALLENGES FOR INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA COLLABORATION Workshop Sofia, November 2009

CHALLENGES FOR INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA COLLABORATION Workshop Sofia, November 2009 Framework for Industry - Academia collaboration in Greece Dimitrios Sanopoulos Coordinator of the Greek EURAXESS Network Head of the Liaison Office of CERTH CHALLENGES FOR INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA COLLABORATION

More information

Digital Financial Services: Job creation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Increasing the Impact

Digital Financial Services: Job creation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Increasing the Impact Digital Financial Services: Job creation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Increasing the Impact Partnership Dialogue ITU, Geneva, Switzerland 30 September 2016 Rory Macmillan Agenda I. Introduction II.

More information

Federal Budget Firmly Establishes Manufacturing as Central to Innovation and Growth Closely Mirrors CME Member Recommendations to Federal Government

Federal Budget Firmly Establishes Manufacturing as Central to Innovation and Growth Closely Mirrors CME Member Recommendations to Federal Government Federal Budget Firmly Establishes Manufacturing as Central to Innovation and Growth Closely Mirrors CME Member Recommendations to Federal Government March 22, 2017 Today the Government tabled the 2017/2018

More information

Shanghai Declaration Program of Action Statement on the Security of Information and Communications Infrastructures

Shanghai Declaration Program of Action Statement on the Security of Information and Communications Infrastructures Doc No: TELMIN5/1 Submitted by: Chairman of SOM2 Date: May 30, 2002 The Fifth APEC Ministerial Meeting on Telecommunications and Information Industry (TELMIN5) (29-30 May, 2002 Shanghai, China ) Shanghai

More information

Module 2: ICTs for WED

Module 2: ICTs for WED Module 2: ICTs for WED Dr. Thao Nguyen Consultant, ICT Analysis Section UNCTAD, Division on Technology and Logistics (thao@thaonguyen.co) ILO/UNCTAD National Assessment for Women s Entrepreneurship Development

More information

The future of innovation in view of the new EU policies: Europe 2020, Innovation Union, Horizon Nikos Zaharis, SEERC December 29, 2011

The future of innovation in view of the new EU policies: Europe 2020, Innovation Union, Horizon Nikos Zaharis, SEERC December 29, 2011 The future of innovation in view of the new EU policies: Europe 2020, Innovation Union, Horizon 2020 Nikos Zaharis, SEERC December 29, 2011 1 Europe 2020 5 Targets for the year 2020: 1. Employment 75%

More information

Policy Options for Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion

Policy Options for Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion Policy Options for Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion 1. How would you define, or how do you understand, the theme Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion? In addition to global connectivity through

More information

First of all, I want to welcome you all in Thessaloniki, the. It is a great honor for the Region of Central Macedonia

First of all, I want to welcome you all in Thessaloniki, the. It is a great honor for the Region of Central Macedonia Ladies and Gentlemen. First of all, I want to welcome you all in Thessaloniki, the capital of the Region of Central Macedonia It is a great honor for the Region of Central Macedonia that the European Cluster

More information