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.
ADB financing has included support for telecommunications networks, data centers, cloud services, devices and applications, and adequate power supply.
Advances in digital technology have enhanced the productive capacities of economies, helping to improve economic efficiency and growth.
Digital technology has boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved government services across Asia and the Pacific.
ADB recognises that for digital technology to have sustainable development impact in the region, more investment is needed in policy, infrastructure, capacity, and skills. ADB financing has included support for:
Development progress in Asia and the Pacific.
Proportion of adults in developing Asia with a bank account or using mobile money
Proportion of population in developing Asia covered by a mobile network and/or ICT
Proportion of population in developing Asia with access to electricity
Digital technology creates new job opportunities, while improving and expanding economic activity through increased speed and reduced transaction costs. Digital technology is a key enabler of the transition to a greener, sustainable digital economy that is less dependent on fossil fuels.
To address the digital divide across the region, governments need to invest in digital infrastructure, especially in expanding connectivity access and by reducing the cost of connectivity to low-income communities.
Digital connectivity enables remote working, as well as education, health access and ecommerce, all of which are instrumental in economic and social development in highly dispersed regions like the Pacific.
Advisor, SDCC and Chief of Digital Technology for Development
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Senior Public Management Specialist (Digital Transformation)
Senior Digital Technology Specialist
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