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Title: General policy framework for innovation and growth: IT Policy and strategy of Nepal


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General policy framework for innovation and
growth IT Policy and strategy of Nepal
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  • Keywords
  • IT, ICT(s), MDGs

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Context
  • Facts about Nepal
  • Land locked country, developmental challenges
  • Population 28.5 M, 2.25 pop growth rate
  • Political challenges for the most of the past
    decade

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Government priorities
  • Sustainable development and poverty reduction
  • Improvement in health, education and agriculture
    sectors
  • A conducive investment climate
  • Development strategies grounded on MDGs
  • Putting ICTs in context.

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General policy environment
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Telecommunications Policy
  • FDI Policy
  • ? Service sector (Tourism, Health, Education)
  • 100 equity
  • Industrial Policy
  • IPR Law
  • Foreign Investment Technology Transfer Act
  • Information Technology Policy
  • Cyber law

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  • Hydropower Development Policy 1992, Electricity
    Act, 1992
  • FDI in power sector growing
  • 40 000 mw potential
  • Open license policy for all

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However,
  • Concept of innovation and innovation policy
    relatively new
  • Key driver WTO membership, increased focus on
    trade, emphasis to move beyond perceived niche
    areasgtgt agriculture, tourism

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Creating conducive policy climate for
growthInstitutional actors
  • MOEST Ministry of Environment Science and
    Technolgy
  • HLCIT
  • NITC
  • NAST National Academy of Science and Technology
  • MOI
  • MOF

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Policy perspectives on ICTs
  • First IT Policy in 2000, revision
  • ICTsgtgt development enabler
  • E-governance, delivery of public services
  • ICTs usage in SMEs Inno, eCom, B2B, UNCTAD
    Trade point
  • ICTs gtgt economic cluster on its own right
  • Value proposition, competitive advantage

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ICT sector
  • Growing
  • Community interest in ICTs
  • Key drivers Liberalization and deregulation
    policy
  • Teledensity 3 to 11 in 3 years, Growth in
    ISPs
  • Human resources
  • Government priority

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Policy outcomes
  • Emergence of firms serving clients overseas
  • Call centres, Software development outfits
  • Growing telecom sector
  • Latest technologies, competitive cost of services
  • CDMA, EVDO
  • More focus on Technology education
  • Quality improvement in IT /higher education
  • 15 of national budget/ 17 of international
    assistance
  • Quality divide (P/P)
  • E-governance 34M US - Ist Phase

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Key highlights of IT Policy
  • Government commitment
  • Institutional arrangement HLCIT, NITC
  • Focus on creating conducive environment for
    private sector participation
  • Deregulation, privatization
  • Export orientation creation of IT park
  • Infrastructure development
  • FO Link ( India and China)
  • Incentivizes IT sector
  • Lowering of tariff barriers
  • Tax incentives

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Conclusion
  • Globalization further underscoring the need to
    formulate innovative responses to meet challenges
    in economic arena
  • Need to put in place an innovation eco-system
    grounded on Nepali realities
  • Challenge Weak inter linkages in policy
    instruments
  • Sustained improvement in telecom and rural ICT
    penetration offers opportunities for expanding
    outreach of education and knowledge resources
  • Quality of infrastructure however needs to
    improve, effective strategies to overcome
    infrastructural challenges need to be worked out
  • Innovative responses (power, connectivity,
    bandwidth issues, for example)

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Technology is the Easy Part...
  • "We have now reached the stage when virtually
    anything we want to do in the field of
    communications is possible. The constraints are
    no longer technical, but economic, legal, or
    political." -- Arthur C.
    Clarke
  • (World Telecom Day, 1983)
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