The APCICT Briefing Note Series aims to provide at-a-glance information on key information and communication technology for development (ICTD) agendas for high-level policymakers and stakeholders.

This briefing note is drawn from the tenth core module of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy). The Academy is a comprehensive ICT for development training curriculum that aims to equip policymakers with the essential knowledge and skills to fully leverage opportunities presented by ICTs to achieve national development goals and bridge the digital divide. More information on the Academy is available at