ICTD InfoBank: A Knowledge Sharing Portal on ICTD for the Asia-Pacific region

The ICTD InfoBank has been designed and developed by APCICT as a place for online convergence of like-minded individuals and organizations working to strengthen capacities in the use of information and communications technology for development (ICTD) in the Asia-Pacific region. The ICTD InfoBank does not attempt to duplicate the work of other ICTD portals, it aims to provide easy access to relevant resources on ICTD. The resources available in the ICTD InfoBank aims to support trainers and educators in building ICTD capacity, and assist policy makers in making informed decisions.

Resources on the ICTD InfoBank include: publications, reports, journal, articles, working papers, training manuals, guidelines, case studies, video and audio files, and multimedia materials, as well as web portals with links to relevant resources, and blog sites. Users can browse these different types of resources by various topics (e.g. e-commerce, e-governance), by country, or by organization that have published these resources.

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The digital transformation of education: connecting schools, empowering learners (2020)

This report summarizes the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development's research on ICT and broadband-based technologies in achieving the SDGs. It sets various ambitious targets to be accomplished by 2025, four of which are specifically linked to affordability, connectivity, digital skills, and empowerment of youth and adults.

Digital platforms and value creation in developing countries: Implications for national and international policies (2020)

This note examines the dynamics of value creation in the digital economy, notably with regard to digital data and digital platforms, and the implications for countries at different levels of readiness. It discusses the opportunities and challenges in value creation for developing countries when dealing with global digital platforms.

Digital Economy Report Value Creation And Capture: Implications For Developing Countries (2019)

This report examines the implications of the emerging digital economy for developing countries in terms of value creation and capture. It highlights the two main drivers of value creation in the digital era − digital data and platformization – and explores how current trends of wealth concentration could be replaced by trajectories leading to more equitable sharing of the gains from digitalization.

UNCTAD Manual for the Production of Statistics on the Digital Economy (2020)

The main aim of the Manual is to support the production of digital economy statistics that are internationally comparable – more specifically, statistics on the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector, trade of ICT goods and services (including of ICT-enabled services) and use of ICT by businesses.

WSIS Forum: Outcome Document Fostering digital transformation and global partnerships: WSIS Action Lines for achieving SDGs (2020)

The report summarises the WSIS Forum 2020, which marked the Forum's 15 years anniversary. It includes several commitments to the WSIS Action Lines for the Agenda 2030 from various international organisations and partner countries.

WSIS Stocktaking: ICT Case Repository: The Coronavirus Response (2020)

The report is part of the WSIS Stocktaking effort, started in 2004. It features reports from various stakeholders on how they use ICT tools to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic while meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. The aim of this repository was to help stakeholders continue to partner, collaborate and implement projects, policies and measures in these exceptional circumstances.

WSIS Forum: High-Level Track Outcomes and Executive Brief (2020)

The High-Level Policy sessions of the 2020 WSIS Forum gathered High-ranking officials of the WSIS Stakeholder community, representing the Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, Academia and International Organizations. This year’s sessions have covered a wide range of topics including Bridging digital Divides, ICT Applications and Services, Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs, Enabling Environment, Ethical Dimensions of the Information Society, e-Trade, Capacity building, e-Learning and Gender Mainstreaming and ICTs.

Government policies to promote innovation in the digital age: World Trade Report (2020)

In recent years, a growing number of governments have adopted policies aimed at supporting the transition towards a digital economy. The World Trade Report 2020 looks at these policy trends and at how trade and the WTO fit with them.

Policy Responses to COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific (2020)

This interactive database is an ESCAP-led initiative on policy responses in Asia-Pacific countries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic: Containment, trade, fiscal and monetary policies. The portal is being updated on a regular-basis to reflect the latest trends and policies in combatting the virus. 

WeGO Smart Health Responder (2020)

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WeGO has launched the WeGO Smart Health Responder which provides members, partners, and stakeholders useful information to help combat the virus.