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Categorization of ICT components
Do you have an ICT component?
Should you have an ICT component? Would it: Better enable an organization to fulfill policy imperatives or legal requirements? No Be a catalyst for change? Contribute to organizational reform? Improve quality of decision making? Motivate staff Bring efficiency or improve productivity? Decrease risks? Increase service levels? Increase revenue? Bring transparency? Do you need to accurately measure, monitor and evaluate a project? Does the beneficiary need to demonstrate best practice? Does the beneficiary need to be competitive? If the answer to any of these question is perhaps Yes?
See chapter 2 on Awareness of ICT.
Including e-issues Better if statistics are a byproduct of business processes using a computer aided business system. If the answer is still No:
No further guidance
Is it possible you should not have an ICT component? Is it incidental or critical to the project? Will it contribute to the required change? Are the reform measures more fundamental? Will it distract from the reform agenda (with apparent but unproductive activity)? Will it hijack the interest in the project? Will it increase efficiency, economy, transparency? Is the timing right for this automation? Is the organization ready for it? Is it consistent with the business plan? Is there a business plan? Is it feasible technically? Is it feasible politically? Would the project be a success without it? Still have an ICT component? If the answer is still Yes?
If the answer is “don’t know”…
Seek help to perform an institutional appraisal See part 2 chapter 9 on IS& IT strategic planning and part 2 chapter 10 on business analysis. Seek help to perform a project risk assessment (see part 2, chapter 4).
A route map
How did it arise? Is it demand driven? Or was it suggested by the World Bank or other advisors? Raised for inclusion by the...