ADB's Focus on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
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The exponential growth of data and artificial intelligence is creating a tug-of-war between data for profit and data for the common good. In this struggle, it is fundamental that we protect our basic human data rights.
The ‘app economy’ provides potential risks and benefits for developing countries. The right policies are needed to bring out the best in these emerging economic trends.
ADB established a High-level Advisory Group on Digital Technology for Development. The eight-person experts’ group will advise on the use of digital technologies and their implications for ADB’s development work. It will provide inputs for digital strategies on ADB’s operational priorities, as defined in its Strategy 2030.
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.