The FINANCIAL -- Regional Director for the South Caucasus, Europe and Central Asia of the World Bank, Mercy Tembon participated in the EuroDIG 2018 – European Dialogue on Internet Governance.
She gave the positive evaluation of hosting such a high-level internet forum in Georgia and noted, that the EuroDIG 2018 discusses the issues that have direct relevance to the World Bank Group’s work in Georgia. “We recently released our Country Partnership Framework for 2018-2022, and we recognize the importance of improving access to the internet for all. This will help Georgia to maintain growth and boost productivity in an inclusive and sustainable way, and will support investments in people,” – the WB Regional Director noted.
Mercy Tembon suggested that the EuroDIG will facilitate Georgia to think about the ways of accelerating economic development in this increasingly digital era. She also highlighted that the World Bank, through cooperation with the Government, private sector and the civil society is supporting the expansion of broadband internet in the country, according to Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.