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ICT for Reconstruction and Development - Afghanistan Challenges and Opportunities

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Evaluation and Lessons Learned
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Afghanistan ICT has truly been a success story emerging from a country left dysfunctional after 23 years of war. ICT lessons derived from this success are highlighted, as are some thoughts on making more effective use of the ICT infrastructure in the future. Findings and observations of successes and challenges are based on visits by one of the authors to Afghanistan in April and May 2006 to research the rebuilding of Afghanistan telecommunications and IT and their use as enablers of cross-sector reconstruction and development.