Yesterday, a report entitled Rebuilding Public Trust was launched at a meeting attended by the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, the Media Minister and his Deputy. I contributed to the report, primarily on policy and regulatory recommendations, not all of which were accepted, as is normal. My responses will be published shortly.
But I was pleased that the report made several references to LIRNEasia research, below being one example.
LIRNEasia’s Teleuse@BOP research in Sri
Lanka and other emerging markets in Asia
have proved useful in making government
understand the significance of telecom,
especially the mobile, at the Bottom of the
Pyramid. Its findings have contributed
to debates universal service policies, on
taxation and even on registration of phones
for security purposes. They have shown
that innovations in technology, business
models and policy are required to serve the
BOP efficiently; even more crucial is deep
insight into the growing demand for telecom
services at the BOP.
The report may be downloaded here.