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Azerbaijan to Attract Consultant to Assess Prospects for ICT Development
Source: en.trend.az
Source Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement, Institution and HR Management, Internet Governance
Country: Azerbaijan
Created: Apr 22, 2014

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and High Technologies intends to attract a consultant to prepare a package of proposals, Azerbaijani Minister of Communications and High Technologies Ali Abbasov said at the board meeting on April 17 dedicated to the results of the first quarter.


This consultant will ensure the achievement of the objectives as part of the new state program for the development of the information society.


The draft state program will be prepared within four months. The work on the preparation of the state program is being conducted as part of the "National Strategy for Information Society Development in Azerbaijan for 2014-2020". The national strategy will be implemented in two stages. The first phase will cover 2014-2017, the second one - 2018-2020.


"A tender will be announced to choose the consultant," the minister said. "The leading international and local experts will be able to participate in it."


Booz Allen Hamilton consulting company prepared a package of proposals for the further development of the ICT sector in Azerbaijan in 2008. The company unveiled a package of proposals. All work to be undertaken to achieve these goals was thoroughly described there. The package included the analysis of the country's export potential in the field of ICT.


"Azerbaijan approved about 30 percent of the prepared proposals," Abbasov said. "Azerbaijan is between developed and developing countries in terms of ICT development today."

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