Smart City Pathways for Developing Asia: An Analytical Framework and Guidance

Publication | December 2020

This paper offers an analytical framework for assessing, designing, and implementing digital technologies for smart cities in developing Asia.

The strategic use of digital technologies can enable smart cities to provide more accessible and better quality urban services for citizens, businesses, and governments. The framework is intended to guide smart city practitioners and decision-makers to enhance their advisory services, project planning and implementation, and stakeholder engagement efforts.


  • Introduction
  • Review of Smart City Initiatives and Models
  • Smart City Models
  • Smart City Action Fields
  • Smart City Enablers
  • Steps for Realizing Smart City Opportunities: An Analytical Framework
  • The Role of Multilateral Development Banks in Supporting Smart City Initiatives
  • Next Steps—Recommendations for Policy and Decision Makers

Additional Details

  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Urban development
  • 94
  • 8.5 x 11
  • WPS200342-2

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