Information and Communications Technology
In the Spotlight
For nearly 50 years, the ADB has supported its developing member countries as they strive to close their infrastructure gaps.
Digital financial services (DFS) are effective means of enhancing financial inclusion in the Pacific but major challenges, including the establishment of reliable agent networks and the building of sufficient consumer trust still need to be addressed throughout the region.
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.