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Combating COVID-19 with ICT: Effective Practices and Policies in the Asia Pacific Region

This paper highlights some of the major and effective ICT innovations and practices in dealing with COVID-19, in the following sectors: Healthcare, Communication with Communities, Education, Business, and Infrastructure. COVID-19 related ICT-centered interventions or trends are categorized using a newly introduced multi-dimensional evaluation framework, 4 A-I model. The 4 A-I framework assisted in analyzing the overall effectiveness, challenges, and emerging opportunities of ICT applications for combating COVID-19.

Resource Materials on "Data Privacy Laws in Asia and the Pacific"

This resource document on "Data Privacy Laws in Asia and the Pacific" was prepared by Emmanuel C. Lallana, under the overall direction of Kiyoung Ko, Director of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT/ESCAP), and used as training material for the Webinar on Data Privacy Laws in ASEAN, jointly organized by the National Privacy Commission (NPC) of the Republic of the Philippines and APCICT/ESCAP, from 30 November to 3 December 2020.

Academy Module on "An Overview of ICTs and Sustainable Development"

This module provides an overview of the intersections between Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), drawing attention to the various dimensions and sectors in which ICTs can provide valuable support through national governments’ policies, plans and programmes. By exploring case studies of ICT applications in key sectors of development from Asia-Pacific countries, the module highlights key issues and decision points, from policy to implementation, in the use of ICTs to meet development needs. It aims to fost

Academy Module on "ICT for Disaster Risk Management"

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have tremendous potential in disaster risk reduction due to their ability to facilitate the rapid flow of information instantly and continuously, in real-time. The use of ICTs in all phases of the disaster risk management cycle presents substantial opportunities to reduce disaster risks, enhance resilience, and facilitate inclusive preparedness and response.

Case Study on "Open Government Data Policies and Practices in the Republic of Korea"

People have become more reliant on the availability of open government data (OGD) for their everyday lives. More countries have recognized that the OGD is of the essence not only in enhancing public service and living standard, but also in spurring national growth and development. To make the most of the opportunities and benefits derived from OGD, how can governments secure their long-term soundness with their open data policies and governance infrastructure?

Case Study on "ICT Good practices of a Smart City: Incheon Metropolitan City"

Recognizing Incheon Metropolitan City as one of the world’s leading smart cities, this Case Study delves into its Smart City Integrated Platform and illustrates the good practices of its Smart City infrastructure and services, followed by a review of its performance and challenges. On the whole, it provides perceptive insights into the development and utilization of a smart city as the solution to the challenges facing urbanization.