Information & Communication Technologies
IDA at Work
The government of Bangladesh has initiated an electronic government procurement system that has been rapidly transforming the public procurement environment in Bangladesh.
More than 80% of Papua New Guinea’s population lives in rural areas; limited infrastructure is a major barrier to development. An IDA-supported project has helped connect nearly 500,000 people in rural regions to better telecommunications services.
An IDA-supported telecommunications project cut high call prices and brought increased competition. From 2002 to 2010, the project helped nearly 90 percent of Samoa's population gain access to a mobile phone.