The importance of the ICTs in the economic sector has lead to the creation of the Global Information and Communications Department (GICT) which is a joint department of the World Bank and IFC, bringing together IFC´s experience private sector transactions and the World Bank´s expertise on policy and regulatory matters. A priority mission for GICT is the promotion of access to information and communications technology in developing countries.
It also helps to coordinate the World Bank Group´s relations and partnerships with other donors, international organizations and non-governmental organizations in the area of ICT for development.
Basically, the GICT was created by the World Bank to manage and create a plan that can implement the use of ICTs at the economic sector, to raise the economy of the countries .
The GICT has designed an ICT strategy based on four pillars:
- Broadening and Deepening Sector and Institutional Reform.
- Improving Access to Information Infrastructure.
- Supporting Human Capacity to Explore ICT.
- Supporting ICT Applications Across a Broad Range of Sectors.
By: Pablo Manuel López Navarro 143380
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