TV: Telecommunications and ICT Development Project (WB-P159395)

  • Tuvalu
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Tuvalu
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Communications
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 29.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 29.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 21, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 19, 2017

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the Project will assist the Government of Tuvalu in the following areas:

  • Developing and implementing a sector policy appropriate to the needs and circumstances of Tuvalu into the future with related legislation/amendments;
  • Establishing a sector management regime and structure within the Government to address the operation and performance of the sector specifically toward service quality and broadband services in the Outer Islands;
  • Developing a new, more financially-sustainable business model for telecommunications service provision, including restructure of the current TTC arrangements,
  • Development of a regulatory framework for improving and reducing cost of telecommunications nationally especially broadband and new services provision in remote areas (Outer Islands);
  • Increasing the capacity and reducing the cost of international bandwidth.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
World Bank
Natasha Beschorner
Senior ICT Policy Specialist
Ministry of Finance and Econmic Development

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Communications and Transport
Taukave Poolo, Permanent Secretary


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