World Bank ICT Individual Consultancy Assignment – Broadband Strategy Country Case Studies in Developing Countries

Deadline October 29, 2010
Consultancy Duration November 2010- January 2011


InfoDev ( is a research, capacity building, and advisory program, coordinated and served by an expert Secretariat housed in the Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency of the World Bank Group.  It helps developing countries and their international partners use innovation and information and communication technologies (ICT) effectively as tools for poverty reduction and sustainable social and economic development.

infoDev and the World Bank’s ICT Sector Unit are advertising a series of assignments aimed at individual consultants to produce content and case studies for the Broadband Strategies Toolkit.

Developing countries targeted

Afghanistan, Kenya, Moldova, Morocco, Argentina, St Kites & Nevis

Purpose of the assignment

The purpose of this consultancy is to carry out a case study on broadband development in one or more out of a series of countries that have been selected as being representative of broadband in the developing world.  In the end, the infoDev-Bank team wishes case studies on all six countries targeted to be produced, though it reserves the right to cancel some studies or to commission additional ones.  Consultants may apply to carry out one or more than one case study.

The consultant will provide a report (20-30 pages) on broadband development in one of the selected
developing countries.

The report will cover:
·         Brief overview of the country’s ICT sector including structure and organization
·         Description of key strategies, policies, and regulations for the sector, with special focus on those that impact broadband.
·          Overview of the status of broadband in the marketplace.
·         Reasons for challenges and country achievement highlighting particular area where it has been successful (e.g., broadband penetration, broadband universal service/access policies, mobile broadband, etc.)
·          Lessons for other countries, particularly those in a similar geographic or socio-economic situation. This should include not only success factors, but also describe where the country has not done as well or where it has reversed or altered policies

Consultants Qualifications
·         University degree with relevant field. Postgraduate qualifications would be an advantage  
·         At least 5 years of relevant experience in the ICT sector.  
·         Strong analytical and data skills and proven writing ability.
·         Experience with ICT in developing countries. Experience with the region or specific country would be an advantage. 
·         Proven English writing skills with fluency of the official language of the country being studied.

Consultants may apply for multiple contracts but should clearly state in which studies they are interested. In responding to these terms of reference, please submit a covering letter and a CV using the World Bank’s eConsult2 system,

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About Me

10 years experience enhancing donor-funded partner organizations’ capacities in strategic planning, financial, administrative, organizational and programming management. Skilled in donor partner organizational assessments and partner capacity building. A 10 years experience in managing development donor-funded projects in the thematic areas of poverty-reduction, governance and democracy, conflict transformation and integration of Gender, Justice and Peace issues into mainstream programs (HIV/AIDS, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Emergency)

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