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dc.contributor.authorSaito, Ryo
dc.coverage.spatialASIA AND THE PACIFIC
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-29T14:21:02Z
dc.date.available2021-07-29T14:21:02Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/3743
dc.description.abstractAccess to ICT was a central theme in the World Summit of Information Society (WSIS) Plan of Action adopted in Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005. The goal was to ensure more than half the people in the world have access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by 2015, among other goals. Although it has been 6 years since the WSIS Plan of Action was adopted, the goal may not be reached the way things stand. Therefore, more strategic and well targeted initiatives are required in order to meet the goal of WSIS. The purpose of the paper is to illustrate the status of ICT initiatives and implementations which aim to bridge the digital divide. More precisely, this paper aims to help assess how many people, what kind of groups of people and which regions have been left out from accessing ICT, and to identify the main problems of further expanding ICT access which is the foundation of an inclusive information society. Without such foundation, meaningful utilization of ICT for development would not be feasible. <p></p> Based on the above preliminary research on the current status of the digital divide, latest and emerging technologies, and ICT for development initiatives in Asia and the Pacific, this report concludes that the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS still face numerous difficulties in terms of implementation of ICT initiatives, introducing ICT access and assessing the ICT access need of people in the region. This report then recommends holistic and comprehensive ICT implementation approaches among the developing countries of Asia and the Pacific, namely 1) reinforcing regional cooperation initiatives,&nbsp;2) adopting appropriate technologies and maximizing the benefitsof existing infrastructure and initiatives, and 3) raising public awareness.
dc.format.extentiv, 36 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUnited Nations
dc.relation.ispartofseriesESCAP Technical Paper
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dc.titleApplication of ICT indicators to assess the current status of ICT and e-readiness in Asia and the Pacific
dc.typeText
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistICT INDICATORS
dc.subject.unbistINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject.unbistDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject.unbistDEVELOPING COUNTRIES
dc.subject.unbistREGIONAL COOPERATION
escap.publisherPlaceBangkok
escap.doctypeReport
escap.programmeOfWorkICT and Disaster Risk Reduction
escap.areasOfWorkDigital Inclusion
escap.bibLevelMonographic component part
escap.link.internalLinkhttps://www.unescap.org/resources/application-ict-indicators-assess-current-status-ict-and-e-readiness-asia-and-pacific
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division
escap.ispartofseriesnoESCAP Technical Paper ; No. IDD/TP-09-09 (Version 1.0), December 2009
dc.date.escap2009-12-07
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnoNo. IDD/TP-09-09 (Version 1.0), December 2009


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