UNU-EGOV Ibrahim Rohman
Ibrahim Kholilul Rohman is a Research Fellow at the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV). His current research analyses the relationship between the use of digital technologies in the public sector and the competitiveness of a country, region or city. His research includes the potential role of IT and technology to combat the shadow economy in the developing countries, exante and expost economic assessment of ICT projects across government or single organisations or cities. He also works on a research about the clustering of research and development (R&D) and innovation activities in Portugal based on Community Innovation Survey (CIS) data by Eurostat.
Previously, he worked as a research fellow at the Information Society Unit, JRC Directorate Growth and Innovation prior to joining UNU. He was in charge of a project analysing the performances of the EU Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sectors. The project is called Prospective Insights on R&D in ICT (PREDICT) and serves as an input for Europe’s Digital Progress Report (EDPR).
During PhD and post-doctoral periods, he worked on several ICT and telecommunications projects. Among others: the assessment on eGov implementation in Japan and Sweden with NTT DoCoMo, the analysis of telecommunications tax on Hungarian and Greek economies with the Deutsche Telekom and the impact of broadband speed upgrades on households’ income in OECD countries with Ericsson, Arthur D. Little and European Investment Bank in Luxembourg.
He has written some articles in the journal Telecommunications Policy and INFO. He is a book chapter contributor for Beyond Broadband Access (Edited by Richard D. Taylor, and Amit M. Schejter), Demand for Communications Services – Insights and Perspectives (Edited by James Alleman), and Competitiveness of the ASEAN Countries: Corporate and Regulatory Drivers (Edited by Philippe Gugler and Julien Chaisse). He also contributed on side bar articles of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) reports about Myanmar (2013) and Indonesia (2014).