1. ICT Ecosystem Development
The Philippines’ ICT Ecosystem is a vibrant one. However, the 2013 edition of Measuring the Information Society (MIS) annual report from ITU places the Philippines at 98 (2012 and 2011) out of 157 countries and 7th among the ASEAN countries. Key policy issues are given attention, including mitigating security related threats that may potentially undo the gains already achieved.
This program aims to have an integrated perspective of markets, networks, services, applications and content in determining governance, legal and regulatory frameworks.
- Development of plans and policies relative to the implementation and adoption of infrastructure, systems, and applications and other related framework.
2. National Connectivity
Connectivity is globally recognized as a growth driver. According to a World bank study, every 10 percent increase i n broadband penetration results in a 1.27 percent increase in a developing nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, many areas of the country and many Filipinos are still unconnected in one way of another. The program addresses this challenge.
Major Target :
- Established TV White Space (TVWS) base stations in 21,000 sites of Elementary, High School, and Rural Health Units in 4th to 6th class municipalities by 2016
- Improve the delivery of government services to underserved communities
As part of the United Nation’s Millenium Development Goal of bringing ICT access to all, the DOST-ICTO harnesses the use of the ICT to achieve growth and development of communities in the Philipipines by developing Community eCenters (CeCs). These centers adheres to the ICT needs of different people, offering alternative learning and skills skills training to each community. It also aims to prepare the speacil needs sector through gaining employment to impact sourcing and ITpreneurship.
- 1, 000 new Tech4ED Centers established
- 10, 000 new Tech4ED Centers established in barangays through a Franchise Model utilizing PPP
- one entrepreneur created per center
4. e-Government Harmonization
e-Government (eGov) is key in supporting the MDP and the President’s Social Contract. Currently, the Philippines ranks 95th in the global eGovernment rankings. This program aims to improve our position to 50 or higher by addressing key issues such as interoperability and efficiency through both policy innovations and strategic infrastructure interventions.
- 50th or better in global eGov ranking
- Improve in the delivery of government services to underserved communities
5. e-Civil Servants
The ICT Office is mandated to administer and manage ICT Competency-based Training Programs in collaboration with public and private training institutions and Subject Matter Experts (SME’s). Courses cover three tracks: e-Government Management, Application Development, and Technology Solutions. This program also aims to develop the digital competencies of the public service employees. (see more)
6. Next Wave Cities
As the Philippine IT- BPM Industrycontinues to expand the development of the more host locations in the Philippines, these NWCs will become a crucial element in enabling and supporting industry growth. Rich sources of untapped talent, these locations provide good options for the IT-BPM operations beyond more established hubs and Centers of Excellence in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, Metro Clark and Bacolod City.
Major Target :
- 141, 000 new employees by end of 2015
- Additional 3 NWCs (IT-BPM hubs outside MM) established per year
7. ICT Enabled Startup
This is a new initiative which promotes the spirit of entrepreneurship and leverages the use of ICT to affect change and provide solutions for problems in the different industries and society at large by supporting the creation of technology startups.
The ICT Office aims to be the government lead in strengthening the local technology startup community towards a unified goal: to be globally recognized as an active startup hub in Asia and the world, and effectively mobilize its key resources and players to create and nurture home-grown and foreign startups alike.
- Total of 50 ICT-Enabled Start-ups with an annual revenue of Php 10 Million each by the end of 2016
8. Stepping-up the Value Chain
Stepping-Up the Value Chain Program is a long-term strategy that strengthens the country’s global positioning in targeted high-growth segments of the IT-BPM industry, including healthcare information management outsourcing; finance, accounting and insurance outsourcing; HR outsourcing; Multilingual BPO; IT Outsourcing; Creative Process Outsourcing; Engineering Outsourcing.
- Industry capacity/ capability building through the provision of industry trainings, seminars, workshops & Rural Impact Sourcing.