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The paper discusses the use of information and communication technology (ICT) for improving governance in the delivery of services to the poor.

This issue shows that information and community technology (ICT)-driven initiatives by civil society now play an increasing role in governance, promoting transparency and accountability that can potentially contribute to the fight against corruption.

Electronic taxpayer services should be developed for facilitating tax administration bodies’ operations including enforcement activities, and for the convenience of taxpayers.

This paper points to the importance of the digital revolution and knowledge economy transformation, and examines why some Asian countries have been more successful than others in developing information technology-business process outsourcing services industries.

This paper examines opportunities and challenges to expand the scale and scope of information technology-business process outsourcing and tourism, and the prospects for Filipino technical, managerial, and entrepreneurial talent, so that they will remain in the Philippines and work here rather than go abroad.

This brief provides an overview of the Information Technology Development Project in the Maldives.

This book presents and analyzes the major conclusions of research conducted in Central and West Asia in 2006 through 2011 to ascertain the impact of information and communications technology (ICT) investments on education.

As these cases from ADB would show, access to ICT alone will not result in significant, lasting change. It is the adoption of appropriate technology, paralleled with an enabling policy environment, a responsive and needs- based approach, improved individual and institutional capacity, nurtured partnerships with key stakeholders, leadership by local champions, effectively managed change, and sustained support that make the difference.

This publication includes several impact stories which describe people and places benefiting from the partnership between ADB and Bangladesh.

This is the second part of the presentation made by Rita O'Sullivan, Principal Counsel of the Asian Development Bank during the APG Typologies Workshop 2010: Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing: Methods and Trends in the Asia/Pacific Region.