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Antigua and Barbuda
Belize National ICT Strategy : e-Readiness Assessment Report
Type of Publication:Report
ICT Focus Areas:
Access / Connectivity
eLearning, ICT in Education
Information Society Statistics/Indicators
Legal / Regulatory
Technology, Research and Innovation
Related Member States:
From the Introduction :-
The goal of the National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy (e-Belize –Accelerating Development) is to identify how ICT and participation in the digital economy can help the Government and people of Belize to more expeditiously reach its objectives in terms economic and social progress and growth. e-Readiness is the degree to which a country is prepared to participate in the networked world. According to the “e-Readiness Guide: How to Develop and Implement a National e- readiness Action Plan” e-Readiness is generally defined as the degree to which a society or country is prepared to participate in the digital economy with the underlying concept that the digital economy can help to build a better society. Regardless of a country’s level of development, readiness is assessed by determining the relative standing of its society and its economy in the areas that are most critical for its participation to the networked world.
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, e-Readiness is not simply a matter of the number of computer servers, websites and mobile phones in the country, but also things such as its citizen’s ability to utilize technology skillfully, the transparency of its business and legal systems, and the extent to which governments encourage the use of digital technologies. When a country does more online—or, as is increasingly the case, wirelessly— the premise is that its economy can become a more transparent and efficient one.