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Funding and Implementing Universal Access

Innovation and Experience from Uganda

Funding and Implementing Universal Access by Uganda Communications Commission
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Uganda was one of the first countries in Africa to develop a policy on universal access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) and to implement a universal access fund, designed to support initiatives aimed at improving poor and rural populations' access to ICTs. Today, Uganda's universal access policy and rural communications development fund are generally seen as "best practice". This book presents the Ugandan experience – an experience that was unique because of the country's early liberalization of the communication sector and explosion in the use of mobile communication technology. Regulators, policy advisors, and government officials, both within and outside Africa, will find this book useful as they develop their own policies, strategies, and implementation plans for universal access.
International Development Research Centre; January 2005
105 pages; ISBN 9781552501887
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Title: Funding and Implementing Universal Access
Author: Uganda Communications Commission