ICTD InfoBank: A Knowledge Sharing Portal on ICTD for the Asia-Pacific region

The ICTD InfoBank has been designed and developed by APCICT as a place for online convergence of like-minded individuals and organizations working to strengthen capacities in the use of information and communications technology for development (ICTD) in the Asia-Pacific region. The ICTD InfoBank does not attempt to duplicate the work of other ICTD portals, it aims to provide easy access to relevant resources on ICTD. The resources available in the ICTD InfoBank aims to support trainers and educators in building ICTD capacity, and assist policy makers in making informed decisions.

Resources on the ICTD InfoBank include: publications, reports, journal, articles, working papers, training manuals, guidelines, case studies, video and audio files, and multimedia materials, as well as web portals with links to relevant resources, and blog sites. Users can browse these different types of resources by various topics (e.g. e-commerce, e-governance), by country, or by organization that have published these resources.

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WSIS Forum: High-Level Track Outcomes and Executive Brief (2020)

The High-Level Policy sessions of the 2020 WSIS Forum gathered High-ranking officials of the WSIS Stakeholder community, representing the Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, Academia and International Organizations. This year’s sessions have covered a wide range of topics including Bridging digital Divides, ICT Applications and Services, Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs, Enabling Environment, Ethical Dimensions of the Information Society, e-Trade, Capacity building, e-Learning and Gender Mainstreaming and ICTs.

Government policies to promote innovation in the digital age: World Trade Report (2020)

In recent years, a growing number of governments have adopted policies aimed at supporting the transition towards a digital economy. The World Trade Report 2020 looks at these policy trends and at how trade and the WTO fit with them.

Policy Responses to COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific (2020)

This interactive database is an ESCAP-led initiative on policy responses in Asia-Pacific countries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic: Containment, trade, fiscal and monetary policies. The portal is being updated on a regular-basis to reflect the latest trends and policies in combatting the virus. 

WeGO Smart Health Responder (2020)

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WeGO has launched the WeGO Smart Health Responder which provides members, partners, and stakeholders useful information to help combat the virus.

Stip COVID-19 Watch (2020)

Governments are rushing to tackle the ongoing pandemic by mobilising research and innovation systems. This tracker is an interactive timeline of policy initiatives that countries have reported in the 2020-21 OECD Survey on STI policy responses to COVID-19. Policies are presented chronologically in cards, and you may access more information by clicking on the cards’ “details” button. The various fields below allow you to search and filter policies by country, date, policy area, budget range and instrument.

Tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19): Contributing to a Global Effort - Key policy responses (2020)

The OECD is compiling data, analysis and recommendations on a range of topics to address the emerging health, economic and societal crisis, facilitate co-ordination, and contribute to the necessary global action when confronting this enormous collective challenge. Beyond immediate responses, the content aims to provide analysis on the longer-term consequences and impacts, paving the way to recovery with co-ordinated policy responses across countries.

SDG Data Gateway (2020)

The Asia-Pacific SDG Gateway (by ESCAP) is a window to data and analysis at regional, subregional and country levels on SDG statistics for Asia and the Pacific.

Understanding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through data (2020)

This site provides an array of real-time data, statistical indicators, and other types of data that are relevant to the coronavirus pandemic. These data are drawn from the World Bank’s data catalog and other authoritative sources.

Asia-Pacific ICT & DRR Gateway

The portal aims to provide policymakers and relevant stakeholders with an accessible gateway containing a spectrum of resources with regard to Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Digital Skills Assessment Guidebook (2020)

ITU’s Digital Skills Assessment Guidebook has been designed to serve as a comprehensive, practical step-by-step tool for national digital skills assessments. The guidebook can be used to determine the existing supply of a digitally skilled cohort at a national level, to assess skills demand from industry and other sectors, to identify skills gaps, and to develop policies to address future digital skills requirements.