ICT 'among challenges facing Tunisian economy'
8 October 2010
Information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in Tunisia may be enhanced in the future to deal with the challenges ahead for the nation's economy.
The World Bank revealed this is just one part of the range of skills that will be developed during the coming years, with the World Bank Knowledge Assessment Methodology noting the other vital aspects needed for such an economy to thrive.
As well as an information infrastructure, there must be a sound economic and institutional regime, education and an innovation system, the organisation stated.
It added: "Tunisia is … embracing what it takes to develop a knowledge-based economy, which will help the country better use its strong human capital to enhance productivity and growth."
The comments follow an article in the Southern Times, which said ICT programmes across the continent must be boosted in order to boost Africa's industrialisation.
It explained the medium boosts access to market information and cuts costs for workers, such as farmers and traders.