Asia Pacific Topic: Ict And E-development In Asia And The Pacific

Information and communication technology (“ICT”) are a powerful tool in the fight against world poverty, providing developing countries with an unprecedented opportunity to meet vital development goals, such as poverty reduction, basic health care, and education, far more effectively than before. Studies conducted in several countries of the Asia Pacific region show the great disparity in their preparedness. Some countries have the necessary policies and legislative framework already in place, but very slow implementation progress; others have formulated their policies but are still awaiting adoption; some have ICT plans that are not implemented.

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