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This Policy Brief consolidates selected country examples of Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway's Working Group 2 bureau members (India (Chair), Armenia (Vice Chair) and the Russian Federation (Vice Chair)) on the use of digital technologies and applications for socio-economic development. The objectives of the Policy Brief are to facilitate sharing of countries’ practices on digital technologies and applications with other Asia Pacific economies, as well as highlighting the aspirations of the Working Group 2 bureau members on future work for collaboration. The Policy Brief also highlights the linkages between various national initiatives discussed and the 25 actions of the AP-IS action plan. The Policy Brief is expected to inform and promote future regional dialogue between governments officials and other stakeholders in Asia Pacific economies on the role of digital technologies and applications for an inclusive digital society.
Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division [email protected]