Regional progress and strategies towards building the information society in Asia and the Pacific


Work data:

ISBN: 978-92-1-120599-2

Type of work: Report


Information Society | Policy & Regulation


This publication presents a review of the progress on the implementation of the action plan to build a people-centered, inclusive and development-oriented information society in the Asia-Pacific region, including systems to assist, assess, reduce, monitor, early warning the risks and impact of natural and man-made hazards, and to support effective response to disasters.

It presents a list of issues for governments to address the challenges and take suitable measures to achieve the goals set by the action plan and continuing with the expansion of information and communications technology connectivity in the region: (i) economic issues; (ii) technological issues; (iii) social and cultural challenges; (iv) impact on the environment; and (v) cybercrime.