World Bank Broadband Strategy Toolkit: Module 3, Country Case Studies of Broadband in the Developing World

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. Consultants may apply for multiple contracts but should clearly state in which studies they are interested.

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 listed in Section 3 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, highlighted below.[1] The analysis will cover at least the following:

  • Brief overview of the country’s ICT sector including structure and organization (e.g., name of relevant ministry and regulator and key operators and responsibilities services provided). 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.

The Consultant is expected to spend at least part of the assignment in the country or to have a close working relationship with relevant stakeholders in order to interview and discuss development with relevant players.

Based on the discussions during the initial conference call and writeshop as well as comments received during the information sharing session, the following countries have been selected for further analysis. They represent different World Bank geographic regions as well as key socio-economic groupings.

  1. Europe and Central Asia / land-locked country (Moldova)
  2. Latin America  (Argentina)
  3. Middle East and North Africa (Morocco)
  4. Sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya)
  5. Asia / Post-conflict countries (Afghanistan)
  6. Caribbean / Small Island Developing States (St. Kitts & Nevis)

The closing date to apply is 29 October 2010. For more information, visit this link.

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  1. YOUTH FOR JESUS CHRIST

    Category:

    Student Groups – Religious Groups

    Description:

    YOUTH FOR JESUS

    Youth for jesus is non profit making religious organization with a divine mandate to reach and train our teenagers for the work of the lord with a specific focus on holy living for teens executing the great commision with deligence and manifesting a life that has been powerfuly with the word of God

    OUR GOAL is to reclaim our generation through conversion to christ and to seek the spiritual growth of all all youth

    Our cal is to prepair teenagers and the youth for the work of services ,so that the body the body of christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith that ephesians 4.2-3

    Our passion is to to reach out to youth reach out to youth that have been drawn away to the sinfyl lust ,sexual immorality ,media ,thuggery ,peer pressure and all wordly vices

    Mission

    Turning teenagers into fully commited followers of jesus christ

    Vision

    To develop an army to impact the world for jesus christ

    Core values

    Christ centered john 15.5

    Evangelism and discipleship mark 16 .15-16

    Prayer colossians 4.2

    The word of God 2 timothy 2.15

    God get all the glory and credit 1 corinthians 10.37

    Why reach the youth

    If you want to finish a man ,do not kill him ,you destroy his children .In kenya ,over 50% of the population consist of the young teenagers .This age group is greatly influenced by new movements and the secular world .Kenya loses a great deal of teenagers to the secular world and social vices like HIV/AIDS ,abortion ,thuggery ,drug abuse ,drunkness ,devil worshiping and occultism .Most of the teenagers die from this vices and without hope for enternal life in jesus christ .This is destruction!

    A generation in crisis

    Several teenagers and youth attempt s suicide every year .teenage girl pregnancy has risen rapidly and many are being forced into early mariages due to poverty

    LOST MORAL

    By the time the average teenagers graduate from high school ,he /she would have watched 19000hours of T.V including seculars and sinful thought ,provoking shows ,and act of violence especially in urban centeres .This has given rise to increase incidence of rape and crime.48% of high school teens are sexually active and need guidence .In the wake of all these ,YFJ is taking initiative to partner with high schools ,churches ,organizations and other institutions through christian programmes that equip ,motivate challenge ,train ,involve and mentor teenagers and youth for the kingdom of God and for our nations

    OBJECTIVES

    Start YFJ chapters ,partnership with local and international churches ,institution and other organization by promoting youth ministries

    Train teens and youth leaders and create awareness on abstinence through biblical principle by laying a strong foundation

    Fighting worldliness and its vices and to promote fellowship and patoral care among teens and youth .this is reclamation and development!

    ACTIVITIES

    YFJ takes the following activities to achieve its objectives

    • Evangelism

    • Discipleship –bible studies and prayer worship

    • Leadership development e.g intenship programme and leadership summit

    • Conference for youth ,fasting retreat

    • Christian rallies and outreach programmes

    • Biblical counseling sessions to teen and youth s

    • HIV/AIDS awareness programmes

    • Community service project

    • Mission outreach and short term international mission

    • Reaching out to the needy community

    How to get involve

    YFJ welcome you to partner with us through

    • Sharing our vision with others

    • Assisting in establishing and leadership and leading chapter in you areas of operation

    • Supporting YFJ ministries with donation and gift

    • Praying for YFJ MINISTRY

    • Doing international dutY

    TIMOTHY 4.12

    LET NO ONE LOOK DOWN UPON YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE YOUNG BUT SET AN EXAMPLE FOR THE BELIEVERS IN YOUR SPEECH ,CONDUCT ,FAITHFULNESS AND PURITY

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  2. G.Kalavathi

    President

    Rural Physically Handicapped Center for Rehabilitation,

    Nallasiddana Palli (V)K.G. Sathram (P),

    Bangarupalyam (M),

    Chittoor (District ) A.P. India.

    E-mail Address . [email protected]

    Rural Physically Handicapped Center for Rehabilitation Non- Profit Organization. There are so many poor Handicapped and Disable persons in our Chittoor District . They are facing so many troubles . lack of finance, food, clothing and shelter. They con not do cooli, they con not do business. Either the Govt or banks or public are not lending money to them with or with out interest to start any kind of task to stand on their own legs. They are leading miserable lives.

    Hence I request you to kindly provide me Financial Assistance to me to start any self- help groups, to help to poor handicapped and disable persons in our chittoor District A.P. India our Organization got income Tax Exemption certificate (80(G) certificates and F.C.R.A certificate please give me a grant application to my organization.

    Thanking you sir,

    Your sincerely

    G.Kalavathi

    President

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