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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Remote learning, distance education and online learning during the COVID19 pandemic: A Resource List by the World Bank’s EdTech Team (2020)

The guideline lists resources that can be used to support remote learning following the Coronavirus pandemic. The sources have prioritized solutions that are free (or freemium), offline friendly or are available in more than one language (especially beyond, English).

Remote Learning and COVID-19 The use of educational technologies at scale across an education system as a result of massive school closings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to enable distance education and online learning (2020)

This guideline provides knowledge-base about the use of educational technologies facing the Coronavirus pandemic. It offers high-level guidance and 'rules of thumb' for policymakers forced to make related decisions in fast moving challenging circumstances

Guidance Note on Remote Learning and COVID-19 (2020)

This guidance note offers principles to maximize countries’ effectiveness in designing and executing remote learning.during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Report of the Partnership on Measuring Information and Communication Technology for Development (2019)

In this report, the Partnership on Measuring Information and Communication Technology for Development presents an overview of its recent work and provides an update of its thematic list of ICT indicators for monitoring progress towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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.