The “ESCAP/DESA Roundtable on ICT Access and e-Government for Achieving the MDGs” in Asia and the Pacific had the objective to promote inclusive economic and social development in the region, through Increased sharing of knowledge among ESCAP member States on ICT policy options, strategies and best practices for achieving development goals.
While a number of ICT applications and initiatives have been implemented among the countries in Asia and the Pacific, there have been limited efforts to analyze existing national ICT policies which provide a national framework of ICT development and share good practices and lessons learned on how to expand ICT access and maximize the use of ICT services and facilities at the regional level.
The roundtable started with a plenary on the background of the ESCAP Activities on Strengthening ICT policies and applications to achieve MDG and WSIS goals in Asia and the Pacific to promote inclusive economic and social development, in particular reporting of the previous sub-regional meetings which were held in October 2009, including milestones of the project entitled “Strengthening ICT policies and applications to achieve MDG and WSIS goals in Asia and the Pacific”, which is funded by the Korea-ESCAP Cooperation Fund. More information about this roundtable can be found below.
2010 E-Government Survey by the Division of Public Administration and Development Management, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations.
ICT Access & e-Government by the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations.
Korea Experience of Overcoming Economic Crisis thrugh ICT Development by the Telecommunications Policy Bureau, Korea Communications Commission.
ICT Deployment for e-Gov - Role of Government by the Global Cooperation Division, National Information Society Agency, Korea.
ICT Capacity Building for e-Government by the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations.
e-Oman: Transforming Oman, Empowering You by the Information Technology Authority of Oman.
E-Government for Achieving Millennium Development Goals - the Brunei Darussalam Perspective by the E-Government National Centre, Brunei.
E-Government for Achieving Millennium Development Goals by the National Information Communication Technology Development Authority, Cambodia.
Public services closer home by the Department of Information Technology, Government of India.