Short Description: Based on the successful roll-out of seven eCenters (sustainable telecenters) in Kyrgyzstan and the addition of fifty (50) new eCenter franchises, AED is conducting a feasibility study in Tajikistan to test the waters and see if there is enough demand to expand the franchise model. The feasibility study will be conducted by Joel Schroeder at tech consulting firm I-LINX. Findings will be made available in April 2007.
Phase/Type of Activity: Pilot Status: Active
Start date: February 15, 2007 End Date: September 30, 2007
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.