This publication aims to provide timely and relevant information on the major ICT trends and the implications of these trends. It serves as a knowledge resource for policymakers and government officials in Asia and the Pacific to increase their awareness and appreciation for the continuously evolving ICT landscape. It intends to present a broad understanding of how new and emerging ICT trends could be utilized to support sustainable and inclusive development.
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, the 4 A-I model, which focuses on the awareness, availability, accessibility and affordability of digital technologies.
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.
Briefing Note in Russian on "ИКТ для управления рисками стихийных бедствий" (ICT for Disaster Risk Management)
Серия информационных записок направлена на предоставление краткой информации по ключевым вопросам ИКТР для политиков и облегчение их понимания потенциала ИКТ при формулировании политики и программ национального развития. В самой последней информационной записке основное внимание уделяется соображениям политики, взятым из " ИКТ для управления рисками стихийных бедствий »модуль Академии.
This publication was prepared by the National Information Society Agency (NIA), Republic of Korea, and is presented as a complementary resource material for the Academy training module on Realizing Data-Driven Governance.
Briefing Note in Russian on "Осуществление государственного управления на основе данных" (Realizing Data-Driven Governance)
The Briefing Note Series aims to provide at-a-glance information of key ICTD issues for policymakers, and facilitate their understanding of the potential of ICT when formulating national development policies and programmes. The most recent Briefing Note focuses on policy considerations drawn from the "Realizing Data-Driven Governance" Academy module, and has been translated to Russian.
This e-primer looks at how the knowledge-based economy has impacted small and medium enterprises (SMEs); explores why so few SMEs have adopted information and communications technology (ICT) and why SMEs should adopt ICT; and provides some policy recommendations for promoting SME adoption of ICT.
Directory of ICT for Development Training Institutions in the Asia-Pacific and Everyday ICT Terms for Policymakers and Government Officers
The publications are designed to help enhance understanding of everyday ICT terminology and to serve as a reference for those looking to identify institutions providing ICT for development (ICTD) training in the Asia-Pacific.
This APCICT knowledge resource on Cybersecurity is the second issue in the APCICT Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS). This issue explores the steps needed to develop cybersecurity policies and strategies, and in setting up and enforcing effective national cybersecurity initiatives to detect, prevent and mitigate cyberthreats.
This APCICT knowledge resource is the inaugural issue of the Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS). The resource explores the importance of institution building to effectively develop ICT capacity for national socio-economic development. It outlines the necessity of developing a common vision and strategies, directing and securing resources, defining roles and responsibilities, and promoting coordinated efforts and partnerships that makes ICTD possible and effective.