Information and Communications Technology

In the Spotlight

  • Breaking Asia’s data drought

    Despite searing temperatures and the worst drought in decades in some parts of Asia, satellite technology is helping governments quickly gather data to better plan water resources. Read more

  • Instituting e-Government Procurement in Nepal

    With ADB in 2013, Nepal launched reforms to develop its e-Government procurement (e-GP) to enhance transparency and compliance, increase performance and quality, and further its economic development. Read more

  • Promoting Advanced Technology in Asia

    For nearly 50 years, the ADB has supported its developing member countries as they strive to close their infrastructure gaps.

  • Digital Financial Services in the Pacific

    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.

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