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Information & Communication Technologies: Who gets to play?. Rohan Samarajiva Presentation at UNDP Global Meeting on ICT4D, Ottawa, 9-12 July 2003. ICTs, knowledge work & human development. ICT is not synonym for knowledge

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Information communication technologies who gets to play

Information & Communication Technologies: Who gets to play?

Rohan Samarajiva

Presentation at UNDP Global Meeting on ICT4D, Ottawa, 9-12 July 2003


Icts knowledge work human development
ICTs, knowledge work & human development

  • ICT is not synonym for knowledge

  • ICTs are a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for effective knowledge work in 21st century

  • Knowledge is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for development


Necessary but not sufficient
Necessary but not sufficient . . .

Human development

+ other work

Effective knowledge work at present time

+ other inputs

Information and Communication Technologies


Where are we with icts where do we go
Where are we with ICTs & where do we go?

  • Sri Lanka in Asia, as example

    • Current comparison is purposely arbitrary

  • ICT levels/broadband generally correlated with GDP per capita

    • But the e Sri Lanka bet is that ICT can cause wealth to increase; that we need not and should not wait for wealth to give us more ICTs/broadband





Infrastructure policy priorities
Infrastructure policy priorities

  • With regard to fixed telephony only?

  • Mobiles?

  • Anything but circuit-switched (ABC)?

  • Internet access?

  • Internet “publication”?

  • To enable E-commerce?

  • To enable E-government?


Why focus on e government
Why focus on e-government?

  • It’s the most complicated

    • If e-gov is done, e-commerce (& the rest) automatically done

  • Network and connectivity challenge is greatest with e-government

  • Allows focus on “usable knowledge” in local languages

    • Addresses the chicken and egg problem of Internet access and content

  • Reduces distortion of market signals


E sri lanka
e Sri Lanka

  • Infrastructure: Vishva Grama Fund

    • Multi-service platforms in under-served areas

      • Least-cost subsidy auctions to leverage private investment

  • Vishva Gnana Kendra enabling access through intermediaries to

    • e government services

    • Communication services

    • Education , etc.


Resources contacts
Resources & contacts

  • www.esrilanka.lk

  • http://www.ssrc.org/programs/itic/itst/

  • http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/ink/knowledge.html

  • Rohan Samarajiva

    • [email protected]

    • +94 1 34 67 27 (fax)

    • +94 1 47 87 33 (voice)


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