Telecommunications and information services for the poor – general

countries: general
key-subject: rural telecommunications, universal access, regulatory, financial modeling, investment, ICT, poverty alleviation
client-type: government, financial institution

Intelecon’s Rural Telecommunications Specialist, Andrew Dymond co-authored a major discussion paper for the World Bank, presenting strategic policy options.

This discussion paper reviewed the developing country experience of information and telecommunication liberalisation, focusing particularly on issues relating to service provision to rural and poor urban areas.

It assessed the Bank’s strategies to date and developed recommendations on policies, regulatory measures and targeted investments that the World Bank Group could promote, with the long-term goal of reducing emerging countries’ poverty levels.