Information and Communication Technology in Singapore: Lessons for Developing Nations on the Role of Government

Information and Communication Technology in Singapore: Lessons for Developing Nations on the Role of Government

Leo Tan Wee Hin (Nanyang Technological University and Singapore National Academy of Science, Singapore) and R. Subramaniam (Nanyang Technological University and Singapore National Academy of Science, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-064-6.ch015
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Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) hold great potential for promoting socioeconomic development in many developing countries. ICT has not significantly percolated down the economic value chain in these countries for various reasons. The example of Singapore is used to show how governments can make a difference in entrenching a vibrant ICT sector through appropriate policies, programs, and other intervention instruments. It is suggested that aspects of the Singapore experience would be useful for other developing countries.

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