The Asian Development Bank has been part of searching for better development solutions and innovative approaches using ICT and experiencing the challenges of realities in implementation.This paper selectively takes stock of ADB initiatives across sectors, countries, and regions to share their experiences.
Information and Communication Technologies for Reconstruction and Development: Afghanistan Challenges and Opportunities
The intent of this report is to raise awareness of the importance of the role of ICT in failed state intervention and follow-on reconstruction and development. Afghanistan is used as a case study to examine and highlight, by example, successes and some of the challenges encountered in trying to rebuild a war-torn country’s telecommunications and IT infrastructure and to use it to enable other sector reconstruction and development.
This policy document aims to promote the wide adoption of ICTs to improve all aspects of life, and encourage growth in ICT industry and usages of ICT to increase government efficiency. The main policies cover government services, infrastructure and convergence, development, investment, e-government, education and training, and e-commerce. The paper also contains the action plan and strategy for these policies.