IT dreams tantalise Tanzania

Little, Bob
November 2003
IT Training;Nov2003, p14
Trade Publication
Tanzania is turning to IT to help it emerge from years of political stagnation and economic instability. In recent years, the World Bank, IMF and several bilateral donors have provided funds to help the rehabilitation of Tanzania's outdated economic infrastructure and alleviate poverty. Among measures encouraging the use of IT and the development of IT skills is the setting up of a learning center in Dar es Salaam as part of a World Bank-inspired, but national government-funded, Global Development Learning Network. Another boost to Tanzania's IT industry has come from the rapid expansion of telecommunications industry which now has 200,000 landline phone subscribers and 800,000 mobile-phone users.


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