ICT Access and e-Services

ICT Access and e-Services for Hinterland Poor and Remote Communities

Project Timeline

ICT Access and e Services for Hinterland Poor and Remote Communities 4

Quick Facts

Total Project Budget: US$ 17 Million

Partner Entity:ICT Access and e Services for Hinterland Poor and Remote Communities 3

Implementing Agency: E-Government Unit, Ministry of Public Telecommunications

Project Background and Summary

ICT Access and e Services for Hinterland Poor and Remote Communities 5The objective of this project is to provide Information & Communications Technology (ICT) access and electronic services to hinterland, poor and remote communities throughout Guyana. The project aims to provide the necessary infrastructure, equipment, hardware, and software necessary to enable access to high quality ICT, training and e-services in all parts of Guyana, with particular attention given to vulnerable groups and remote communities who might otherwise be excluded. It is visualised that the project will provide the supporting capacity to create linkages to generate inter-sectoral benefits in areas such as education, health and business. The goals of the project include the development of a digital knowledge-based society, enhancement of national efficiency and competitiveness and the promotion of inclusive and sustainable growth and development.

Status Update

A baseline and needs assessment study was commissioned by the Government of Guyana with support from the United Nations Development Programme in executing the procurement process for the consultancy. The German firm Detecon International GmbH was awarded the contract following an open competitive procurement process and produced the following reports:

  1. Baseline Report focused on market research looking at Guyana’s profile, education, health, business; and as-is analysis of technical infrastructure and regulation
  2. Technical Report that looked at a technology assessment, design options for Guyana, commercial assessment of solutions, proposed Guyana solution, rollout phases, stakeholder analysis, business models, implication for legislation and policy development, implementation plan
  3. E-Services Readiness Assessment Report highlighting important service needs, status quo of e-services readiness today, vision of e-services offered by government agencies, description of selected e-services, implementation roadmap and cost approximation, key success factors for e-government service implementation

The project document, building on information from the baseline and needs assessment study, is currently in the final stages of development and is expected to be posted to the GRIF website for public review and comment in May 2017.

Documents / Attachments

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Partner Entities   Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank Small Business Bureau - Ministry of Business
United Nations Development Programme Ministry of Agriculture
United Nations Environmental Programme Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Guyana Forestry Commission
World Bank  

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