Public Service Delivery: Role of Information and Communication Technology in Improving Governance and Development Impact

The paper discusses the use of information and communication technology (ICT) for improving governance in the delivery of services to the poor. Read More

ICT and Skills Development in Asia and the Pacific: 12 Things to Know

Information and communications technology is both an engine of growth for developing countries and a tool for training today's youth to become the workforce of tomorrow. Here are 12 things to know about technology and youth skills development in Asia and the Pacific. Read More

Going Geo-Digital with Household Surveys

Using tablet computers to conduct household surveys could help improve the quality of socio-economic data for development projects. Read More

ADB Launches Mobile App Giving Latest Economic, Social Data on Region

The AsiaData app gives free access to a full range of macroeconomic and social indicators. Read More

ADB's Work to Improve Access to Information and Communication

Rapid advances in information and communications technology (ICT) have created tremendous opportunities for economic and social gains in the world’s poorest areas. A key infrastructure of knowledge-based economies, ICT is a driving force for rapidly growing new sectors including electronics and software development, business process outsourcing and various internet services.

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Key Statistics

Almost 25%
of the world's Internet users are in the People’s Republic of China Source

80%
of new mobile subscriptions in 2011 came from developing countries Source

Projects

ADB ICT-related Projects by Sector (in percent)

19%
Public Sector Management
 
19%
Transport and ICT
 
16%
Education
 
11%
Multisector
 
9%
Finance
 
9%
Agriculture
 
7%
Industry and Trade
 
4%
Water and Others
 
4%
Health and Social Protection
 
3%
Energy
 

Projects by country
Projects by sector