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The e-Collaborative Hub or E-Co Hub is a single-entry online gateway for policy makers, trainers and practitioners to easily access and search for relevant knowledge resources on different aspects of ICT for development (ICTD). There is also a collaborative workspace to discuss views, share ideas and collaborate on projects related to ICTD.

"Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are changing the world by transforming societies and economies. To take advantage of the advancements and applications of ICT, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on countries to deploy ICT to realize its transformational economic, social and environmental ambitions. ICT is an enabler for enhancing productivity, raising resilience and fostering greater civic engagement, while offering options for effective delivery of public services"

- Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP

 

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Asian Development Bank Outlook 2018: How Technology Affects Jobs

Asian Development Bank Outlook 2018: How Technology Affects Jobs

This year’s publication draws attention to opportunities and concerns presented by new technologies in the workplace. The application of new technologies will boost productivity, but at the same time it will displace certain types of jobs. Evidence shows, however, that rising demand and higher output will create jobs, outweighing job displacement, especially with the addition of new occupations and industries that will arise to meet the new needs of producers and consumers. This transition will require a skilled workforce and could put the less-skilled at a disadvantage. The challenge for governments is to ensure that workers are equipped with foundational skills to enable lifelong learning and have the specialized skills required for working with new technologies.

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ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation 2017

ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation 2017

The book, written by leading scholars and experts from around the world, aims to address the challenges and opportunities offered by ICTs in the areas of innovation, governance, education, job creation and economic growth.This book offers a fresh and realistic assessment of the social and economic implications of ICTs for SDGs, and to offer practical guidance on how best to ensure ICTs further progress toward the SDGs.

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Innovative Strategies for Accelerated Human Resource Development in South Asia: Information and Communication Technology for Education—Special Focus on Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Innovative Strategies for Accelerated Human Resource Development in South Asia: Information and Communication Technology for Education—Special Focus on Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

This paper examines the existing state and gaps of ICT in education in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka and suggests strategies to address these gaps. Information and communication technology (ICT) has the potential to revolutionize education equity, quality, and efficiency. South Asia’s governments have recognized this potential and invested in ICT-focused education initiatives and projects. While these efforts helped to introduce ICT-enabled teaching and learning practices, they may not be sufficient for widespread sustainable adoption within their countries. The stage of implementation and impact of investments also vary significantly from country to country in South Asia.

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ICT for better education in the Pacific

ICT for better education in the Pacific

This report takes a high-level look at how ICT has been incorporated into the education sector in the Pacific region, and provides recommendations on focal areas to drive further progress. It examines key opportunities for harnessing ICT to improve education outcomes and build the region’s most valuable resource—its human capital.

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ITU International Mobile Roaming (IMR) Strategic Guidelines

ITU International Mobile Roaming (IMR) Strategic Guidelines

The IMR Strategic Guidelines are part of the ITU Let's Roam the World initiative launched in 2015 by Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU Development Bureau (ITU-D), and have been drafted in collaboration with regional regulatory and other relevant associations. The aim of this report is to build the foundation for harmonized guidelines around the world to improve the delivery of IMR services for the benefit of consumers, to reduce what are generally perceived as high mobile roaming retail prices, and to enhance efficiency and transparency of retail roaming prices and services.

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Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment

Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment

This publication puts together scholarly articles with a focus on the human and institutional aspects of capacity building in the telecommunications/ICT sector. It covers a wide range of topics that may affect people and their skills development, such as the Internet of Things (IOT), big data, telecommunication regulatory issues, smart cities/societies, digital competencies, open source learning and intellectual property rights, etc. The publication seeks to provide a body of knowledge that will facilitate academic research and innovation exploring the linkages between emerging ICT issues and human and institutional capacity building.

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UN e-government Survey 2018

UN e-government Survey 2018

The UN E-Government Survey report looks at how e-government can facilitate integrated policies and services across the three dimensions of sustainable development, and is produced every two years by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. It is the only global report that assesses the e-government development status of the 193 UN Member States. It serves as a tool for countries to learn from each other, identify areas of strength and challenges in e-government and shape their policies and strategies in this area. It is also aimed at facilitating discussions of intergovernmental bodies, including the United Nations General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council, on issues related to e-government and development and to the critical role of ICT in development.

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The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business

The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business

This publication examines the opportunities and challenges, for business and government, associated with technologies bringing about the “next production revolution”. These include a variety of digital technologies (e.g. the Internet of Things and advanced robotics), industrial biotechnology, 3D printing, new materials and nanotechnology. Some of these technologies are already used in production, while others will be available in the near future. All are developing rapidly. As these technologies transform the production and the distribution of goods and services, they will have far-reaching consequences for productivity, skills, income distribution, well-being and the environment. The more that governments and firms understand how production could develop in the near future, the better placed they will be to address the risks and reap the benefits.

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Global Cyber-security Index 2017

Global Cyber-security Index 2017

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a survey that measures the commitment of Member States to cybersecurity in order to raise awareness. The GCI revolves around the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) and its five pillars (legal, technical, organizational, capacity building and cooperation). For each of these pillars, questions were developed to assess commitment. In addition to providing the GCI score, this report also provides a set of illustrative practices that give insight into the achievements of certain countries.

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Tapping Technology to Maximize the Longevity Dividend in Asia

Tapping Technology to Maximize the Longevity Dividend in Asia

"This report explores the role of technology in providing solutions to some of the key labor market challenges that Asian countries with progressive aging must face in order to boost productivity and sustain growth and development. This report explores the role and potential of technology in addressing economic and labor market opportunities and challenges posed by aging. It shows how technology can harness gains from the longevity dividend and draws together national and regional policy recommendations for countries in Asia and the Pacific."

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