Moldova’s initiative to capitalize on Information and Communication Technologies and open government data is focused on improving the delivery of public services, increasing transparency and promoting innovation as an engine of growth.
Around three-quarters of the world’s population now has access to a mobile phone, propelling the mobile communications story to a new level, according to “Information and Communications for Development 2012: Maximizing Mobile “, a new World Bank report. Today it is not as much about the phone itself, but more about how its usage has evolved: for example, more than 30 billion mobile applications were downloaded in 2011. In developing countries, citizens are increasingly turning to mobile phones to create new livelihoods, and enhance their lifestyles, while governments are using them to improve service delivery and citizen feedback mechanisms. What does it mean for Moldova?