Information and Communications Technology
In the Spotlight
ADB is supporting projects across the Pacific that boost internet access, bringing education, healthcare, and communications to millions of isolated islanders.
For nearly 50 years, the ADB has supported its developing member countries as they strive to close their infrastructure gaps.
ADB's Work to Improve Access to Information and Communication
Information and communications technology (ICT) has boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery in much of the world. However, broader development benefits have fallen short and are unevenly distributed. Attention to "ICT for Development" springs from the desire to leverage ICT to propel economic and social progress and enhance its positive impacts. ADB aims to catalyze policy and regulatory frameworks, infrastructure, applications, and skills for ICT, with an eye also on standardization and information technology security.