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E sri lanka lessons from the bank s perspective ismail radwan video conference october 4 th

E- Sri Lanka

Lessons from

the Bank’s perspective

Ismail Radwan

Video-conference October 4th


The esri lanka vision

The eSri Lanka Vision

To harness ICT as a lever for economic and social advancement by taking the dividends of ICT to every village, to every citizen,

to every business &

re-engineer the way government

thinks & works


Programs

E-Society

Information

Infrastructure

Local

Lang’s

RTN

Local

Content

E-Soc

Fund

VGK

TASS

&

E-Leadership

Policy Making

Donor

Co-ordination

Project

Management

Comms

Procurement &

Finance

LegalEnvironment

ICT

Investment

& Pvt. Sector

Development

Re-Engineering

Government

Monitoring &

Evaluation

E-Leadership & Policy Making

C.o.E

M.o.E

Govt

Vocational

ICT HR Capacity

Building

Programs


Five lessons from the bank s view

Five Lessons from the Bank’s view

  • 1 Ensuring quality project management

  • 2. Gaining political support without interference

  • 3. Establishing the right institutional set-up

  • 4. Overcoming opposition

  • 5. Overcoming lack of capacity


Quality project management

Quality Project Management

  • Project manager: in-country location.

  • Disbursement: keep the categories simple.

  • Procurement: Don’t let it drive the project. Get the best advice possible.

  • Bank improvements: Standard contracts are not suitable.


Political support without interference

Political support without interference

  • Politics: Consider using political support

  • Culture: build on local customs and culture.

  • Bi-partisan: build support from all parties.

  • Representation: Ensure geographic and ethnic representation of the project and the agency.


Institutional set up

Institutional set-up

  • Who takes it forward?

  • Authorising environment

  • Sri Lanka: Autonomous agency

  • Parameters: Business minded, private sector salaries, able to move quickly

  • National agency Vs project office

  • Facilitator Vs implementator


Overcoming opposition

Overcoming opposition

  • Expect opposition

  • Stakeholder analysis

  • Consult widely

  • Communicate in local languages


Overcoming lack of capacity

Overcoming lack of capacity

  • Pathfinding: skills are not available

  • Partnership: consider ways of bringing together international and local firms.

  • Distance learning: As a means of exchanging information.

  • Bank capacity; we do not have all the answers, bring in external skills.

  • Facilitate: bring in private sector.


E sri lanka lessons from the bank s perspective ismail radwan video conference october 4 th

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