The NTPP was greatly assisted by the Canadian International Development Agency and the International Development Research Centre.
However, what it does not do, much to the chagrin of the industry and many of the participants in the NTPP, is end Telkom's monopoly over the public-switched telecommunications network--at least not until the year 2001.
The NTPP was designed to allow as much participation as possible in a process of developing the legislation from as many societal actors as possible.
Although Jordan was subsequently fired as Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Broadcasting, his NTPP produced a much lauded (and criticized) White Paper on Telecommunications Policy.
Most of the intermediate associations that participated in the NTPP are not globalized, and even fewer are inclined to participate in protest politics.
This article, which focuses on the extensive telecommunications restructuring effort begun in 1995 under the auspices of the NTPP, is a particularly relevant example.
The NTPP was responsible for moving the process from a Green Paper, which solicited comments from interested domestic and global participants, to a White Paper to draft legislation.