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.