Information and Communications Technology
In the Spotlight
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.
Women in developing Asian countries are being left behind by the digital revolution. This is holding them back and costing society and the economy dear.
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.
Using tablet computers to conduct household surveys could help improve the quality of socio-economic data for development projects.
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