ICT4SouthAsiaED: Financing

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Discussion Points

1. Types of funding

  • Government: what are the funding commitments of different arms of the government: IT, Education, Information & Broadcast
  • Role of Private players & Public Private Partnerships
  • International Donor Funding

2. Areas of funding

  • Connectivity (including last mile)
  • Hardware (Radio, TV, Computer)
  • Content development/digital resources & Software Training

Illustrated books.gif Bibliography

  1. Jee Peng Tan, Alain Mingat, 1992, “ Education in Asia – A Comparative Study of Cost and Financing”, World Bank
  2. Development Assistance Committee, 2005, “Financing ICTs for Development Efforts of DAC members: Review of Recent Trends of ODA and its Contribution”, Report to the UN Task Force on Financial Mechanisms for ICT for Development (TFFM)
  3. Planning Commission, November 2004, “Report of the PPP Sub Group on Social Sector: Public Private Partnership”, Government of India
  4. World Economic Forum, “Development-Driven Public-Private Partnerships in Basic Education”
  5. M. Sohail, “Is PPP a viable option for the provision of safe schools?”

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