Natasha Beschorner | Senior ICT Policy Specialist
The World Bank | Singapore

Natasha Beschorner, Senior ICT Policy Specialist, The World Bank

Natasha Beschorner is a Senior ICT Policy Specialist with the World Bank's Transport and & ICT Global Practice. She has been with the World Bank since 1993, and is currently based in the World Bank office in Singapore. Her areas of expertise include applied ICT for development planning and decision-making, including e-government; health information systems; and telecommunications sector reform, particularly extending the reach of information and communications infrastructure to rural and remote areas. Her main responsibilities include design and management of investment projects and technical assistance programs on telecommunications reform, connectivity (including submarine cable systems) and ICT for development in East Asia and the Pacific. She works primarily on programs in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Pacific Islands. 


Day One @ 15:15

Panel: Connecting the Underserved – Bridging connectivity gaps in remote regions

  • What is the current state of connectivity in underserved regions and where are the existing gaps? Are there new routes planned to fill these gaps?
  • Are existing cables sufficient to fulfill the bandwidth demands of the population?
  • While cable projects in underserved markets are mainly led by multilateral development banks, private players have increased investment in recent years. How are financing models for underserved regions evolving?
  • How can less-developed markets create open-access frameworks to facilitate investment by institutional, public and private stakeholders?
last published: 24/Sep/18 11:15 GMT

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