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.