Executive Director, Eze Solutions Pty Ltd
Davender Jain is the Executive Director of EZE Solutions Pty Ltd. With more than 30 years' experience in consulting and advisory services in esteemed organisations, Davender is an influential and sought-after voice on issues that span across Monitoring and Evaluation, Regulatory Impact Assessment, and Strategic Assessments.
Davender has held numerous high profile positions through the last 30 years, including Chief Monitoring Coordinator with World Bank, UNDP Advisor in Ghana, Head of Investment Appraisal Centre of Excellence for NSW Government and Advisory Specialist at Parliament of NSW, to name a few.
In addition to holding a B.Tech in Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kgp), Davender also has a Master’s Degree in Management from Columbia University, New York, majoring in Development Economics. He was awarded University’s Citation for being an outstanding graduate student. After having worked around the world, he is now based in Australia since 1992.
Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT Sector Reforms
Sunday, 18 January 2015
I have been lately involved in Fiji as a World Bank Consultant in the reform of the ICT sector. My assignment included regulatory impact assessment and setting up a web based monitoring and evaluation system to monitor and evaluate the impact of the reform on the industry players as well as on the community, including benefits flowing to sectors such as agriculture, tourism, education, health etc. as a result of the reforms.
Major outputs of my study were:
- Assessment of the impact on the ICT Companies and the community of the reforms carried out in the ICT Sector; - Design and implementation of a web based Monitoring and Evaluation System to monitor the performance of the Companies providing services in the ICT Sector in Fiji;
- The above system to also monitor and evaluate the benefits to the community in Fiji and
- A Strengths Weakness Opportunities and Threats analysis of the newly created Telecom Authority of Fiji.
My paper will be dealing with the process/methodology used, results as well as the lessons learnt. This I believe could be of significant benefits to other countries of the region.