Despite the highly varied local contexts, in most countries, a single institution is core to the implementation of ICT/education initiatives.
What do we know about how such institutions work, and what suggestions might we have for governments creating such institutions for the first time, supporting these sorts of agencies over time, and/or restructuring such organizations to meet future challenges?
Through a set of ten national case studies, the World Bank is attempting, as part of its SABER-ICT initiative, to help document the variety and commonality of approaches in place in countries around the world, in order for national agencies responsible for the implementation of large-scale ICT/education initiatives of various sorts to better benchmark their activities against those of similar institutions around the world.
SABER-ICT Case studies of national ICT & education agencies and implementation models currently under development include:
- Costa Rica (Omar Dengo Foundation)
- Indonesia (Pustekkom)
- Malaysia (Smart Schools)
- Korea (KERIS)
- Philippines (loose coalition of actors)
- Portugal (eEscola)
- Thailand (tbc)
- UK (Becta)
- Uruguay (Plan Ceibal)