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Digital Technology

Digital technology has boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery in much of the world. ADB's initiatives are empowering the poor to use digital technology to help lift themselves out of poverty.

Digital Technology in Key Sectors

The potential of digital technology as a development tool rests on its ability to improve the way people do things. The rapid changes and advancements in modern technology present a unique opportunity for developing countries to leapfrog intermediate steps in development while improving the quality and broadening the reach of public services.

The strategic and effective use of digital technology—combined with a reform-oriented mindset, necessary set of skills, institutional structure and capacity, appropriate business models, as well as policy and regulatory environments—can facilitate fast and efficient delivery of public services in key sectors.

ADB has incorporated innovative strategies for the application of digital technologies in its policies for key sectors

Digital Technology in Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Security

ADB’s digital technology efforts are raising agricultural productivity and the quality of life of farmers and the rural poor by improving information flows, communication, and access to reliable, up-to-date information.

Digital Technology in Education

Education

Digital technology can improve the efficiency and quality of education at all levels. Part of ADB's strategy to support its education policy principles is promoting "experimentation with, and dissemination of, innovative strategies and technologies in education."

Digital Technology in Health

Health

Digital technology can be a powerful tool for improving health and related services. ADB projects are helping to improve dissemination of public health information, bridge the gap in consultation, diagnosis, and treatment.

Digital Technology in Public Sector

Public Sector Management

ADB encourages governments to adopt both innovative approaches and modern technologies to promote good governance.

Digital Technology in Telecommunications

Telecommunications

ADB is helping to expand telecommunication networks, provide shared digital technology access facilities like Community e-Centers (CeCs), and develop innovative and relevant digital technology applications.

Contacts/Experts

Thomas ABELL (Mr) Advisor and Chief of Digital Technology for Development
Digital Technology for Development Unit
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
  +63 2 8632 5174   E-mail contact form