Investment design in support of ICT development.

Details of the organization
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
International organizations

Information about the project
Investment design in support of ICT development.
FAO Investment Centre supports e-Government initiatives through investment programme development. Major work to date includes: i. FAO-IADB-ITU Study, Telecenters for Socioeconomic and Rural Development, which enabled IADB to launch its Telecenters for Rural Connectivity Programme during Presidential Summit of the Americas and was followed by investment work in Honduras HN 0203 – US$ 9.5 million; Jamaica JA 0116 – US$ 23 million; and Guyana GY 066 – US$ 22.5 million; ii. Formulation of South American ICT strategy for CAF, IADB and FONPLATA; iii. Work with World Bank in appraisal of e-Lanka Development Project (US$ 53 million).
International implementation
Ongoing from 2001 to 
Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, and other international agencies.

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Investment design support to FAO member countries
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No