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World Bank - 2011 ICT Sector Strategy Consultations V2
Transcript of World Bank - 2011 ICT Sector Strategy Consultations V2
Local applications development
Sharing best practice
Feasibility before commit huge amount of money
Scale-up innovations eGovt + ICT for service delivery Videos Overview (6min) (4 min) Multilingual
Introductions Arabic www.worldbank.org/ict/strategy Reality check:
Connectivity still #1 priority ICT as enabler:
911 call to WB Spectrum, spectrum, spectrum
Rural broadband and access to smartphones
Models of PPP, Competition
Strengthen regulators Connectivity still #1 priority JOBS! Youth jobs and Rural BPO
Financing SMEs, entrepreneurs
Support development of local IT companies
Help bridge innovation to market gap
Local content development
It is all about the jobs Human capacity/ICT skills development
Capacity to implement ICT projects
Capacity to use ICT
Aligning education with business requirement Skills, skills, skills Skills! Accountability Social media and citizen empowerment
Access to information
“Dangers” of ICT Pointers on ICT and accountability Questions to the Bank Partnering with the Bank One size does not fit all - what can WBG offer?
Procurement is a challenge - can this change?
New business models are needed - where are the proved
PPPs: yes but how?
Access to expertise - Do you have it?
Bank is in "all" sectors across the globe - how can we access your access to expertise?
Access to Finance - can you plug the capital valley of death? High-level take-aways 1 – Connectivity / Transformation / Innovation resonates + Skills/Jobs
2 – Many challenges and WBG part of solution
3 – Not helping with our selectivity dilemma
4 – Analytical work is used and more is needed on policy Framework for selectivity, for differentiation
Our Business model, Our skill mix, Use of instruments across the WBG
Connecting with expertise & Partnerships
Procurement & PPP models
Innovation Areas to explore In 2011 world
our client countries’ goals Affordable broadband for all
Transformed government functions and services (efficiency/reach)
IT-based industry as growth pole + Skills development for all / for youth
Second Generation reforms are key to growth and poverty alleviation
Mainly a policy agenda – also PPP but not large lending
Policy advice, partnerships for regulator capacity building and for analytical work, Technical Assistance Fund
PPP structuring advisory and financing (selectively) Connect – Affordable broadband for all Connect – Affordable broadband for all MICs and BRICs: Limited to economic policy analysis and policy loans in support of reform champions?
Low income countries
- strategic advisory partnership to structure, finance, implement policy reform packages and technical assistance
- PPP structuring advisory and financing
Use of ICT to improve functions and services through
-Enabling policies, common standards
-Direct improvement (investment, modernization)
-Breaking silos on IT investment
-Co-creation of new services, Government as a platform
-Push on accountability Transformed government functions and services (efficiency/reach) Light – use of ICT for accountability, app store, open government as platform
Heavy – Back-end functions, transformation across the value chain (eg- health), shared IT services platform
Building and strengthening institutions
Demand is retail – we are wholesale
eTransform Knowledge Platform, eTransform Africa Fund Skills development
-not only about technological skills
-Innovation created in networks and user-driven, local/global
-Partner with certification programs, with NRENs, enable research clouds, develop advisory expertise
IT as an enabler of entrepreneurship and rural BPO
-Partner with infoDev and IFC Innovate – IT-based industry as growth pole + Skills development for all / for youth