eConsultant2: ICT Strategy and PPP options for ICT sector in Somalia

The ICT Sector Unit of the World Bank Group is working with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and the Ministry of Finance (MoF) of the Federal Government of Somalia to provide a program of ICT Sector Support, 2014-2018. The project development objective for ICT Sector Program (covering Phase 1 and Phase 2) is to contribute towards the process of developing a regulatory framework for the telecommunications sector and building an ICT infrastructure in Somalia.

This assistance is being commissioned in preparation for a potential Phase 3 of the ICT Sector support program. It is concerned with the provision of technical assistance to the Federal Government of Somalia and is supported by PPIAF in order to assist the development of ICT infrastructure. Specifically, Phase 3 will seek to identify necessary reforms to the enabling environment, support project preparation, and build capacity for private sector participation in the development of a fiber optic backbone network, both domestic and international, among other methods, by leveraging sector synergies. Continue reading

eConsultant2: Impact evaluation of PPIAFs Sub-National Technical Assistance Program

Evaluation of the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility’s Sub-National Technical Assistance Program (PPIAF-SNTA):

The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) is a multi-donor technical assistance facility that is housed within and is the principal donor funded program of the World Banks PPP Cross-Cutting Solution Area.

PPIAFs Sub-National Technical Assistance Program (SNTA) began operations in July 2007, and has now completed eight years of operations. During PPIAFs annual program council meeting in Dakar, Senegal in May 2015, PPIAFs donors requested that an impact evaluation of the SNTA program be included in the FY16 Work Program. PPIAF is therefore commissioning this Independent Evaluation of the SNTA Programs performance and progress to date, to inform/evidence the Programs longer-term prospects and identify need for inputs in the future. Continue reading