Knowledge Resources

ICT Trends

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.

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, the 4 A-I model, which focuses on the awareness, availability, accessibility and affordability of digital technologies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Knowledge Sharing Series "ICT for Development Institution Building"

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.