IC4D 2009: Extending Reach and Increasing Impact . ECA Regional Launch December 16, 2009. Report Structure. Part I Chapter 1: Overview Chapter 2: Convergence Chapter 3: Economic Impact of Broadband Chapter 4: Backbone Networks in Africa Chapter 5: E-government Experiences from India
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ECA Regional Launch
December 16, 2009
Chapter 1: Overview
Chapter 2: Convergence
Chapter 3: Economic Impact of Broadband
Chapter 4: Backbone Networks in Africa
Chapter 5: E-government Experiences from India
Chapter 6: National E-government Institutions
Chapter 7: IT and IT-enabled Services
Key Trends in ICT Development
Progress in Measuring ICT
At-a-glance Tables for 150 Economies
Mobile phones have narrowed the gaps in voice communications worldwide,
as a result of competition and technology development.
Access to advanced ICT services is the natural next step in development.
Convergence is already a wide-spread, market-driven reality.
Developing countries are benefitting from ICT exports, and there is room for new entrants.
ICT applications are transforming government and commerce in developing countries…
User perception of increased service quality
User reports of bribe payments
…but the gap remains big.
Broadband contributes to growth and opens up new opportunities, for which it deserves a central role in development strategies.
Public-private partnerships can leverage the private sector to meet ICT infrastructure development objectives.
Cross-sector leadership and institutions are essential to realize the benefits from investing in e-government.
Public interventions to promote IT and IT-enabled services can be good investments irrespective of the success of the IT initiatives.
Source: Report on Information and Communications for Development 2009, World Bank
Global ICT Department
A Comprehensive Global Practice
… offering a full range of services
Policy / Regulation
Regulation &Development Programs
Full Spectrum of Involvement
Bank policy advice in 105 countries including 68 IDA countries: a major contribution to liberalization, private sector participation and mobile revolution
Contributed towards generating US$16bn private sector investment between 1997 and 2006 in IDA countries alone
Financing US$4bn for 203 projects including US$1.5bn in 32 IDA countries for 84 projects
Mobilizing another US$2bn
Contributed to 225 million new mobile subscribersOur Role
Focus on 3 inter-related strategic themes…
The introduction of information and communication technologies to improve the delivery of public and private services.
The use of information and communication technologies in transforming traditional sectors and creating innovative new sectors.
Suporting the growth of IT/IT enabled service industry: Bank’s support in Ghana, Mexico, Kenya, Sri Lanka; infoDev’s research on ITES industry and IT parks
Cellular Distribution Facility: IFC- financed working capital facility program offering local banks creditline to cellular distributors to buy bulk airtime aimed for retail market
Supporting the development of an ICT-Enabled innovation network: Leveraging infoDev’s business incubator initiative, which provides financing and TA to over 150 incubators for 9000 MSME businesses in 75 countries
Supporting the development of holistic ICT policy frameworks: Increasingly developing countries are recognizing the linkage between innovation and economic development and GICT is working with several countries
Creating systems of innovations: DFID Low Carbon Innovation Centers, clean energy innovation centers (with ESMAP and the Bank's Energy Sector)
Sector reform: Bank active in 105 countries in last 10 years, infoDev’s regulatory toolkit and Open Access research
PPPs for backbone infrastructure: IFC-led EASSy Project (22 countries, 30 operators, 4 other DFIs) in Africa – Bank-led Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (RCIP)
Wireless: IFC financing have so far contributed to 225 million mobile subs
Infrastructure: IFC financing for Shared towers (Turkey and Brazil); Bank support for rural infrastructure (India, Sri Lanka);
New broadband solutions: WiMax (Ukraine, Uruguay), Cameroon / Central Africa (Pipeline), West Africa (Electricity Transmission), Broadband wireless (Afghanistan)
Banking the unbanked: IFC support to m-banking - WIZZIT (South Africa), Digicel in Caribbean, Millicom; infoDev’s m-banking knowledge map and research
e-Government: Bank support in Vietnam, Ghana, Mongolia, Kenya; IFC support to Sonda (Chile), IBS (Russia), Meteksan (Turkey), Chinasoft; infoDev’s egovernment toolkit
e-Health: Investing in cellular-based health systems, Voxiva (Africa – LAC), health data management
Education: IFC support to Socket Works (Nigeria), new Bank-led ICT Skills development Initiative, infoDev’s ICT in education toolkit in partnership with UNESCO
Partnerships and Knowledge: M-Banking Conference (GSM Assoc., DfID, CGAP), Industry Partnerships, Government Transformation Initiative, e-Development Thematic Group
BANK PROJECT EXAMPLES
SRI LANKA: e-Sri Lanka Program; (US$ 53 mil): Creation of a ‘single window’ for gov services; inter-connected government agencies for improved productivity
CHILE: Public Expenditure Management Project, ($23 Mil) improve transparency of public finance via a modern and integrated IFMIS
GUATEMALA: GT TAX ADMIN. TAL, ($28 Mil): Computerized tax collection sytem to improve convenience to citizens and accuracy in revenue collection
Law & Justice
EL SALVADOR: Judicial Modernization Project; ($ 24 mil) automates case management programs, and provides e-learning for judicial employees
Source – Asheeta Bhavnani
Development Objective: To foster the creation of jobs in Mexican IT Companies by improving their competitiveness and efficiency through access to:
Sri Lanka (US$ 53 million): E-Sri Lanka Development
Development Objective: To promote: (i) the Use of ICT to enhance growth, employment and equity through affordable access to means of information and communication; (ii) access to and use of public information and service on-line by citizens and businesses; and (iii) competitiveness of private sector, particularly of knowledge industries and SMEs
Development Objective: To increase the coverage and use of ICT services among the rural community (telephony, internet access, access to e-government services) in order to increase incomes in rural Mongolia
Development Objective:To develop an IT-enabled services industry, in
order to attract investment, create employment and increase export revenue.
Total Addressable Market for Global Sourcing and Domestic Outsourcing, 2020 (Less than 20% of current addressable market of $500 billion penetrated)
Source: NASSCOM, Perspective 2020: Transform Business, Transform India, April 2009.
Skills is becoming a major constraint
ICT Skills Initiative
IT Enabled Services
WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE?
Average number of trips saved by citizens to government offices due to e-services in India
Waiting time saved for citizens at government offices due to e-services in India
Source: Survey of e-government projects in India, IC4D 2009
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