ICT4D Resources on Sri Lanka
||21.48 million (July 2012 est.)
|GNI per capita
8.2% (2011 est.)
|Adult literacy rate
||91% of ages 15 and older
|Gross primary, secondary, tertiary school enrollment
|Telephone lines (per 100 people)
|Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
|Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
|Personal computers (per 100 people)
|Households with a television set
|International voice traffic (minutes/person/month)
|Mobile telephone usage (minutes/user/month)
|Internet users (per 100 people)
|Population covered by mobile cellular network
|Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)||31.3|
|International Internet bandwidth (bits/second/person)||118|
Source: ICT at a Glance (The World Bank)
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This capacity buidling publication includes a compilation of several articles written by different authors on the activation of ICT resources in low-income agricultural communities. The articles discuss the effect that ICT, such as cell phone technology, is having on people’s lives in countries across Asia, includeing China, the Philippines, India and Sri Lanka.
The main objective of the Survey is to create a consolidated source of information on the experiences of using ICTs for Education in the South Asian region, as a baseline for future work, and to provide a framework of reference for policy-makers.
It is commonly accepted in the computer industry that information systems projects are more likely to fail than not. Academic studies by e-government researchers provide the analytical findings that confirm this practitioner insight. Failure and success are subjective assessments that vary over time and with the standpoint of those making the judgment. Evaluation results are often contested, with the dispute based on political, legal or contractual matters – and even differing academic points of view.
This case study explores the work of the Government of Sri Lanka to introduce ICT skills and competencies for the public sector through testIT and its use of the International Computer Driving License.
This report on the use of ICTs in non-formal education provides a perspective on how ICTs are increasingly being used in the community in general to make available information and learning to a larger target group outside of the formal school system. The paper attempts to understand the penetration of ICT in delivery of Non Formal Education (NFE).
APCICT works to support Small and Medium sized Enterprises through ICT
This paper addresses the alignment between FOSS development and humanitarian applications. It then describes the anatomy of the Sahana system, a web-based, free and open source software that serves as a disaster management system dedicated to information management in relief operation, recovery and rehabilitation. The paper also discusses Sahana deployment and lessons learned.
e-Sri Lanka is a roadmap with the objective of harnessing ICTs towards achieving socio-economic development in the country. It is comprised of six core programmes: Re-Engineering Government, e-Society, ICT Policy, Leadership and Capacity Building, Information Infrastructure, and ICT Investment and Private Sector Development. This case study provides some background information, the implementation process, the impact and the lessons learnt from the e-Sri Lanka initiative.
Lanka Interoperability Framework (LIFe) is an initiative undertaken by Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs in collaboration with Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) to establish recommendations for common data architecture and standards for data exchange for the Government of Sri Lanka.
Developing Information Technology, Informing Technology for Development: A study of ICT and rural development in Sri Lanka
This study provides an analysis of the deployment of information and communications technology for development (ICT4D) in Sri Lanka with a focus on an ICT4D programme managed by the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka, the country’s largest and oldest rural development NGO, and some projects of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), a government agency of Sri Lanka. The study concludes that there is a huge potential in Sri Lanka for deploying ICTs for rural development, thanks, in large part, to the social infrastructure that Sarvodaya has put in place over the years. The challenge now is to interweave technology and information systems into this social infrastructure in ways that bring concrete benefits to rural populations.
Information and Communication Technologies for Community Empowerment through Non-Formal Education: Experiences from Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Uzbekistan
This report presents country and regional experiences from ICT for community empowerment through community learning centres (CLC) projects of UNESCO. It highlights experiences using radio, load speakers, computers, CDs, video and digital cameras. It also includes lessons learnt, as well as a synthesis of experiences from the four countries documented: Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Uzbekistan.
Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realising the Millennium Development Goals
The report’s unique approach lies in its use of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to measure and monitor the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on human development. The report examines country-specific experiences in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam, and provides cross-country comparisons on the use of ICTs to achieve the MDGs.
National Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - Sri Lanka
This country report analyzes the past accomplishments, current trends and future potential of information and communications technology (ICT) in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals in Sri Lanka. It is based on a survey of Sri Lanka’s ICT initiatives and consultations with key stakeholders active in the development of ICT policies.
Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia 2004: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - Summary
This summary document, with a foreword by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, presents the essence of a pioneering attempt to assess the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in human development in Asia. It captures the rich variety of ICT initiatives in nine Asian countries (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam) and draws lessons for identifying policy directions.
The study begins by exploring the terms IT and ICT. This is followed by a human resources approach to ICT, based on the assumption that a programme for ICT education should be structured according to a desired level of ICT proficiency. Swedish government policies that have created the conditions for Sweden’s competency in the ICT sector are reviewed, followed by a thorough analysis of education and training in Sweden. The sections on Sri Lanka and Tanzania follow a similar logic though they are more geared to concrete policy recommendations appearing at the end of those chapters.