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TAKING BANGLADESH

TO THE NEXT LEVEL


AN OVERVIEW OF STRATEGIES TO MAKE BANGLADESH A DEVELOPED COUNTRY LEVERAGING
HIGH QUALITY ICT FAST TRACK ICT BASED DEVELOPMENT
Group Member
• SHAHRIAR RAHMAN ROLL: ZR1603014
• TANJINA XXXXXXX ROLL: ZXXXXXXX

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WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATE?
TOTAL INTERNET ACTIVE SOCIAL MOBILE
POPULATION USERS MEDIA USERS CONNECTIONS

165.5 81.7 30.5 137.2


Million Million Million Million

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WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATE?
INTERNET ACTIVE SOCIAL MOBILE ACTIVE MOBILE
USERS MEDIA USERS CONNECTIONS SOCIAL USERS

+29% +15% +14% +27%


SINCE JAN 2017 SINCE JAN 2017 SINCE JAN 2017 SINCE JAN 2017

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THE BIRTH OF THE CONCEPT
• Election manifesto detailing the First declared vision 2021 with the
aim to turn Bangladesh into a digital country by the next
decade.

• Bangladesh Computer Council also organized a computer fair with


the theme "Digital Bangladesh".

• An e-state where all its activities of governance, commerce,


education, agriculture etc will be powered by computer and
internet.
WHAT ARE WE ENVISIONING?
• .An Idea that includes the IT use for management,
administration and governance to ensure transparency,
accountability and answerability.

• Digital Bangladesh doesn’t only mean the broad use of


computers, and embodies the modern philosophy of
effective and useful use of technology.

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WHAT ARE WE ENVISIONING?
• Digital Bangladesh means a digital society which ensures an
ICT driven knowledge-based society.

• Information will be readily available online and where all


possible tasks of the government, semi-gov. and also private
spheres will be processed using the modern technology.

• So, "Digital Bangladesh" must guarantee efficient and


effective use of modem ICT in all spheres of the society with
a view to establishing good governance.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE STRATEGY
• Ensuring people’s democracy and human rights , transparency ,
accountability , establishing justice
• Ensuring delivery of government services to the citizens of Bangladesh
through maximum use of technology
• The overall improvement of the daily lifestyle of general people. This
includes all classes of people and does not discriminate people in
terms of technology.
• The government further emphasized on the four elements: human
resource development , people involvement , civil services and use of
information technology in business.
WHAT DO WE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH?
• GOAL 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
• GOAL 2: Achieve universal primary education.
• GOAL 3: Promote gender equity and empower women.
• GOAL 4: Reduce child mortality.
• GOAL 5: Improve maternal health.
• GOAL 6: Connecting Citizens and Government
• GOAL 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
• GOAL 8: Develop a global partnership for development
HOW FAR ALONG ARE WE?
• Educational
sector.
• Social sector.
• Agricultural
sector.
• E commerce
• ICT sector
Education
Sector
• Online Form Fill Up.
• ICT subject mandatory in school.
• Free education up to degree.
• Distributing books among the students at the first day of the
year.
• Every School has a mandatory library equipped with
necessary books.
Social
sector
• Rural development such as safe drinking
water,sanitation,education.
• Vocational training institutes across the country produce skilled
manpower both for domestic and overseas employment.
• Women empowerment.
• Child mortality reduced.
Agriculture sector
• Agriculture sector has grown annually at an average growth
rate of 3.9 percent during Awami League tenure.

• In 35 districts, government has arranged to supply tractors,


power tillers, harvesters and other agricultural equipment at
25 percent subsidized price.

• supply seeds and fertilizers to the farmers free of cost.


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• 10 ICT labs have been introduced. 15 multimedia e- books have
been prepared for farmers.
• Introduced krishi call centers.
• Agriculture related information through SMS service
• Agriculture based bangla website.
• Agricultural input assistance
E Commerce Sector
• Ready Made Garments (RMG).
• Banking sectors (Online Banking).
• Online Shopping.
• Web Hosting, Domain.
• Oil and Gas sector etc.
• Online Transportation System, Hotel Management and
Tourism etc.
ICT Sector
• Online information center:
• Digital Info Centres in Union and Upazila Parishads.
• Information Portals in all 64 Districts Managed by
DCs
• Disaster early warning through mobile network.
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Connecting Citizens and Government:
• All 64 DC offices, PMO and Cabinet being connected with
video conferencing.
• Community radio being explored.
Internet:
• Affordable bandwidth price.
• 3G service.
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ICT in buiseness:
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• 500 software and 500 ITES companies employing 25,000
people
• 100 companies exporting $30M (steady 20-25% yearly
increase) to 30 countries
• ITES sub-sectors identified as growth areas
• IT Park and Hi-tech park to attract FDI in ICT sector.
Satellite:
• BANGABANDHU-1 Satellite.
JOINING THE RANKS OF DEVELOPED COUNTRY
THINGS THATNEEDTOBEDONE
• 1. Achieve middle-income country status by 2021 through
sustained annual rate of GDP at 10 per cent by 2021.
• 2. Eradicate illiteracy after 2014, by ensuring 100 per cent net
enrolment at primary level and turn Bangladesh into a country
of educated people with adequate skills in information
technology.
• 3. Substantially eradicate poverty by bringing down the number
of people living below the poverty line to 15%.
• 4. Ensure a minimum intake of 2,122 k. cal/person/day of food
for all
and standard nutritional food to at least 85% of the population
by 2021.
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• Reduce the unemployment rate to 15 percent.
• Eradicate all contagious diseases and increase life
expectancy to 70 years by 2021.
• Generate 20,000 MW of electricity by 2021, such that it
ensures per capita energy consumption to rise to 600 kwh.
• Promote and deepen the application of information
technology towards a digital Bangladesh.
AREAS TO IMPROVE
• less people to expand the IT sector.
• lack of baseline information.
• lack of vocational training institute.
• lack of opportunities for women.
• Lack of invitation for the youngsters .
• Tendency of moving abroad
AREAS TO IMPROVE
• Lack of scope to develop software industry
• Scarcity of skilled team leader /manager
• Lack of eagerness to achieve INT. Recognition
• Lack of knowledge among GOVT. stocks holders
• Immense interest for other Businesses
• Lack of resources and structural limitations.
• Insufficient “EQUAL -CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND”.
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