Global Cybersecurity Capacity Program. Lessons Learned and Recommendations Towards Strengthening the Program


Publication date: 2019

Author: World Bank



The Global Cybersecurity Capacity Program, which was generously financed by the Korea-World Bank Group Partnership (KWPF) between 2016 and 2019, is one of the first steps that the World Bank has taken in an attempt to bridge existing gaps in cybersecurity capacities, especially in the case of governments that have taken out loans from WB to cover the needs of their emerging digital economies. Thanks to tailored national and regional technical assistance schemes, this Program has helped to strengthen cybersecurity capacities and awareness in six countries, namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of North Macedonia in the Western Balkan region, Ghana in West Africa, the Kyrgyz Republic in Central Asia, and Myanmar in Southeast Asia. The objective was to benefit a selected sample of countries across geographical regions that prioritize cybersecurity assistance and have at least some capacity to design and implement digital investment projects that include elements of cybersecurity. The countries had to be classified based on their income levels for WB to be able to assess the ultimate Program effectiveness, which is the main subject of this Executive Summary.

Source – World Bank report