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From Envisioning to Designing e-Development : The Experience of Sri Lanka


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  • Nagy K. Hanna
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    This book focuses on identifying the potential benefits of a holistic, cross-sectoral development driven approach to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and how it relates to economic development and competitiveness for Sri Lanka. This volume, the first of two about moving e-Sri Lanka from vision to implementation, focuses on the design of the strategy aimed at enabling Sri Lanka to join the global information services economy. The volume first provides an overview of why and how the e-Sri Lanka strategy was designed, the nature of this strategy, and how World Bank funding was secured. It then looks at the potential of the software and information services sector and at the mechanisms to develop the human resources and local and export markets for a thriving sector. Finally, it examines why and how to extend affordable information infrastructure to all, particularly those in the country's rural and impoverished areas.

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    This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 6628 and published in 2007.

    ISBN: 978-0-8213-6866-4
    Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:6628

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    Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies - ICT Policy and Strategies Technology Industry Education - Education for the Knowledge Economy Banks and Banking Reform Macroeconomics and Economic Growth - Knowledge Economy Finance and Financial Sector Development Industry;


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    1. Shahid Yusuf, 2003. "Innovative East Asia : The Future of Growth," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 15158, October.
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    1. Nagy Hanna, 2011. "E-Sri Lanka as a Deliberate and Emergent Strategy Process," Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 3-37, March.


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