ICT for Developing the Capacities of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Rural Areas

Details of the organization
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Saudi Arabia
International organizations

Information about the project
ICT for Developing the Capacities of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Rural Areas
Two projects in Bangladesh and Egypt produced the following within one year: * e-services and educational software on e-marketing, business management and accounting; * 130 trained operators from 46 telecentres (master trainers); * around 2,000 trained rural MSMEs; * 56 community awareness sessions to sensitize about 10,000 people on using ICT. The projects increased the ICT usage by MSMEs: Internet usage (51% to 93%), marketing (18% to 70%), ICT in daily business (50% to 75%). A telecentre can train more MSMEs, who may request more services; which makes the projects sustainability. IDB also plans to replicate it in other countries.
National implementation:
Completed from 1/3/2009 to 1/3/2010
The Egypt ICT Trust Fund (www.ictfund.org.eg) The Bangladesh Telecentre Network (www.biid.org.bd)

WSIS information
* Capacity building
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Programme
  • Training initiative
  • Tool-kit
  • Website
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No