ICT in Key Sectors

The potential of ICT as a development tool rests on its ability to improve the way people do things. The rapid changes and advancements in modern technology present a unique opportunity for DMCs to leapfrog intermediate steps in development while improving the quality and broadening the reach of public services.

The strategic and effective use of ICT—combined with a reform-oriented mindset, necessary set of skills, institutional structure and capacity, appropriate business models, as well as policy and regulatory environments—can facilitate fast and efficient delivery of public services in key sectors.

ADB incorporated innovative strategies for the application of ICTs in its policies for key sectors: