Tim Kelly

Lead ICT Policy Specialist, World Bank Group

Dr Tim Kelly is a Lead ICT Policy Specialist in the World Bank Group, which he joined in 2008, initially with infoDev. He is currently working on the ICT Policy Chapter for the 2016 edition of the World Development Report, on the theme “Internet for Development”. He previously managed World Bank reports on Maximizing Mobile and eTransform Africa, as well as the Broadband Strategies Toolkit. On the operational side, he is currently managing ICT lending programs in Comoros, South Sudan and Somalia. He was formerly Head of the Strategy and Policy Unit of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and previously worked with the OECD and Logica.

Over the last 25 years, Dr Kelly has specialized in the economics of information and communication technologies. He has written or co-authored more than 30 books on the subject including the World Bank’s “ICTs for post-conflict reconstruction“, ITU’s “Internet Reports” and “World Telecommunication Development Report” and OECD’s “Communications Outlook“. He has an MA (Hons) degree in geography and a PhD in industrial economics from Cambridge University.