Global Information and Communication Technologies Department (GICT)

The Global Information and Communication Technologies Department (GICT) is a joint department of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Bringing together IFC’s experience in private sector investment transactions and the World Bank’s expertise in policy and regulatory matters, GICT promotes access to information and communication technologies in developing countries. Working with both the public and private sectors, GICT serves as the World Bank Group’s core department for research, policy, investments and other programs related to ICTs in developing countries. GICT provides governments, private companies, and civil society organizations with the expertise and capital needed to develop and apply ICTs to reduce poverty and foster development. GICT also helps to coordinate the World Bank Group’s relations and partnerships with other donors, international organizations and non-government organizations in the area of ICT for development. This includes close working relationships with a number of regional telecommunications associations and United Nations agencies such as the International Telecommunications Union.
Investments, policy and regulatory matters
World Bank, International Finance Corporation
Developing countries
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