Information and Communications Technology
In the Spotlight
ICT for Development Forum 2013: Session on ICT for Education "Is ICT the missing link in development operations?”
This report attempts to gauge the impact of information and communication technology on today’s learning paradigms.
ADB and Japan are to help developing countries in Asia and the Pacific tap the latest technologies, including satellite maps, to help them prepare and respond more effectively and quickly to natural disasters.
Data from satellites orbiting the Earth are proving to be a rich resource not just for scientists but for development professionals too.
Space technology and geographic information systems (GIS) help development organizations like ADB achieve their missions. They can improve operations efficiency and effectively address issues in sustainable development.
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.
3.6 billion expected mobile-cellular subscriptions in the Asia-Pacific region by end 2014
Almost 3billion internet users by end-2014, with 67% from the developing world, 45% from Asia and the Pacific
2.3billion Internet users will be using mobile-broadband globally by end 2014