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Tim Kelly

Lead ICT Policy Specialist at World Bank

Areas of expertise

  • • Telecommunications regulation
  • • Internet economics
  • • Pricing of telecom services

About Me

Dr Tim Kelly is a Lead ICT Policy Specialist in the World Bank Group, which he joined in 2008, and is based in the Nairobi office. He wrote the policy chapter of the 2016 edition of the World Development Report, on the theme “Digital Dividends”. He previously managed World Bank reports on Maximizing Mobile and eTransform Africa, as well as the Broadband Strategies Toolkit. Currently he is managing ICT programs in Comoros, Malawi, Somalia and Tanzania. He was formerly Head of the Strategy and Policy Unit of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and previously worked with the OECD and Logica.

He has written or co-authored more than 30 books on the subject including the World Bank’s "ICTs for post-conflict reconstruction", ITU’s "Internet Reports" and "World Telecommunication Development Report" and OECD’s "Communications Outlook".

He has an MA (Hons) degree in geography and a PhD in industrial economics from Cambridge University.

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