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Title Financing information and communication infrastructure needs in the developing world : public and private roles
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 37 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank working paper ; no. 65
World Bank working paper ; no. 65
Contents 1. There has been a massive rollout of ICI in the 1990s -- 2. The picture is more mixed for advanced ICI -- 3. Advance to data has been due to new technologies, declining costs, and considerable investment -- 4. A growing share of ICI investment is private -- 5. Competitive, well-regulated private investment remains the key to meeting the growing demand for ICI -- 6. Going forward, there are considerable investment needs for ICI in developing countries -- 7. The first question is how to attract the private financing to meet those needs -- 8. Even with greater private involvement, gaps will remain -- 9. Some investment gaps can be filled with pro-investment policy and regulation -- 10. Some gaps can be covered by leveraging the government's role as consumer and utility operator -- 11. Some gaps may require government-supported access initiatives -- 12. Donor community financing plays a relatively small role in overall financing
Summary Over the past ten years, private-sector-led growth has revolutionized access to telecommunications. Every region of the developing world benefitted in terms of investment and rollout. This revolution would have been impossible without government reform and oversight. Advanced information and communication infrastructure (ICI) are increasingly important to doing business in a globalizing world. Governments, enterprises, civil society, workers, and poor populations in the developing countries need more affordable access. This report proposes strategies that governments can carry out to attract p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-37)
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Subject Telecommunication policy -- Developing countries.
Telecommunication -- Deregulation -- Developing countries.
Telecommunication -- Privatization -- Developing countries.
Genre/Form Statistiques (Descripteur de forme)
Form Electronic book
Author World Bank.
ISBN 082136359X (electronic bk.)
9780821363591 (electronic bk.)