Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play a key role in development and economic growth. But ICT development cannot be limited to increasing access alone. To effect the most positive change, the development community must also focus on leveraging ICT’s power to transform economies.
The World Bank Group (WBG) is developing a new ICT Sector strategy that better incorporates ICT’s transformational power into its work. The strategy will take a cross-sectoral approach that focuses on three pillars:
The WBG consulted with external and internal stakeholders to refine and strengthen the strategy. We sought views from all stakeholders on where and how to focus our financial and advisory services within this constantly-changing sector.
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Read the Independent Evaluation Group's evaluation of the World Bank Group's interventions in the ICT sector.
IEG Article - Full Report (pdf 108p 2Mo)
1. Watch our Introductions
2. Understand our Proposed Approach
3. Read additional Background Materials
4. Meet with Us
5. Share your Views Online
We are seeking your views on our Approach Paper (see above). If you cannot attend a face-to-face consultation, we would still like to hear from you. Please use the online questionnaire to the right, and your comments will be routed to the authors of the ICT Sector Strategy. A similar online consultation on the Sector Strategy will be conducted on this website at a later date. We thank you in advance for your time.