ICT Policies at a Glance
Information and Communications Technology Policy, 2011
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policy outlines the Government’s policy for the development a robust, responsive and comprehensive framework for the legal, regulatory, institutional and administrative environment for the ICT sector. As such, the policy places emphasis on those areas considered critical to ensuring investment in the sector, in particular, the management of the radio frequency spectrum, universal service, privacy and security, consumer protection, the expansion of physical infrastructure, technology neutrality and research and innovation.
Information and Communications Technology Sector Plan (under Vision 2030)
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector Plan seeks to foster the ethos of the National Development Plan, which is to make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families and to do business.
As such, the sector plan focuses on ICT as a discrete sector in its own right as well as highlights the role of ICT as an enabler of all other sectors. The plan is also grounded in the premise that the use of ICTs is critical in ensuring that Jamaica achieves its goal of developed country status by 2030. The plan therefore demonstrates the key linkages between adoption and application of ICTs to the growth and/or success of other sectors such as education, governance and administration, science, technology and innovation and the cultural/creative industries.
While in need of updating, E-powering Jamaica represents the foundation of the National ICT Strategy and provides the roadmap for ensuring accelerated human and economic development and global competitiveness for Jamaica. The strategy therefore embodies these national development goals such as: developing our people, fostering innovation, strengthening governance, and facilitating job creation.