Assessing the Contribution of ICT in Ethiopia Commodity Exchange

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ARBA MINCH UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYSCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIESFACULTY OF COMPUTING AND SOFTWARE ENGNEERINGRESEARCH PROPOSAL IN COURSE OFRESEARCH METHODOLGYAssessing the Contribution of ICT in Ethiopia Commodity ExchangePrepared by:Name ID email1.2.3.MSc scholar, AMUIT, Ethiopia,Submitted to: Dr.D.P Sharma (Prof)Arba Minch, EthiopiaJan 2020
AbstractInformation and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become a major factor in social andeconomic development of the society.The most commonly perceived barriers felt by ECX arethe website that are not user-friendly, unable to know the stock positions at the exchanges hand,frequent communication breakdown and interruptions, and increased operational costs are amongthe problems. The main objective of this study is to investigate the contribution of Informationand Communication Technology to the public sector, with a particular emphasis on the EthiopianCommodity Exchange. The study evaluated the how application ICT support its variousoperations and its clients. Descriptive case study research method is used, and it appliedquestionnaires and interviews as a data gathering instruments. Data were acquired throughquestionnaires to evaluate the contributions of the ICT application in the ECX due toopportunities and challenges created to commodities exporters. The research adopted mainlyqualitative data analysis. The application of intensive ICT technologies in the Ethiopiancommodities market is a new and recent experience. It has not been explored well and theresearcher considered this as a major research gap. Hence, exploring what contributions andchanges the ECX brought to the county’s commodities sectors. The Government of Ethiopia isthe owner of the ECX, and it is established as public enterprise in 2007 under the proclamationNo. 550/07. In the context of this study ICTs was found to be contributing the Ethiopiancommodities market in its application of various technological support systems that facilitatesthe daily transaction activities of its own and exporters various operations, enhancing decision-making capacity and create an opportunity for a smooth and faster clearing and settlement oftransactions. Using Ed-Raw Max for Design and MS Form to questionnaire analysis andcollections then finally, assessing the contributing of ICT in the domain that overcome theproblem faced.KeywordsCommodity Exchange, Contribution, Transaction, Proclamation, ICTProposal PaperPage2
Table of ContentsAbstract...................................................................................................................................................iiChapter One................................................................................................................................................11 .Introduction.............................................................................................................................................11.1 Background........................................................................................................................................11.2 Statement of the Problem.................................................................................................................2Research Questions.....................................................................................................................................31.3 Objectives of the Study......................................................................................................................31.3.1General Objectives...............................................................................................................31.3.2 Specific Objectives......................................................................................................................31.4 Significance of the Study....................................................................................................................41.5. Review of Related Literature............................................................................................................4Review of Concept literature...................................................................................................................41.6 Research Method...................................................................................................................................61.6.1 Instruments for of Data Collection..................................................................................................61.6.2Tools Selection........................................................................................................................71.7 Scope and Delimitation of the study......................................................................................................81.8. Beneficiaries.........................................................................................................................................81.9. Budget/ Cost breakdown.......................................................................................................................81.10. Work breakdown structure /WBS.......................................................................................................9Bibliography...............................................................................................................................................10Proposal PaperPage3
Lists of FigureFigure 1: Data Collection............................................................................................................................6Figure 2: Tool Selection Methods...............................................................................................................7AcronymICT- Information Communication TechnologyECX- ExchangeNo- NumberMS- Micro SoftChapter One1 .Introduction1.1 BackgroundThe emergence of information communication technologies has brought a lot of changes to theway things are done in the world. These changes are across the spectrum; the way privatecompanies do business, the way universities do things, the way governments provide services totheir citizens and the way they interact with stakeholders at large. Public sector is increasinglyseen as the main engine to bridge the digital divide at country level. Public agencies can startacting as model users of ICT and be catalysts for others to follow. The public sector tends to bethe biggest provider of local content and it can nurture and foster the further development of thelocal ICT industry. ICT is viewed as a complex process, articulated over time, embracing theoverall systems in which information; communication and technology operate and interact withindividuals, organizations and communities to perform their functions, achieving public ends bydigital means. ICTs have proven to be indispensable tools in the sharing and dissemination ofknowledge. The degree to which ICTs have aided information access is simply extraordinary. Afair, proper and equitable use of ICTs certainly will enable the widest distribution of informationand knowledge across the board to as many people as possible.The term information and communication technologies‟ (ICT) can be used to embrace amultitude of stand-alone media, including telephone, television, video, tele-text, voiceProposal PaperPage4
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