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Despite the great progress in deepening regional connectivity through information and communication technologies, Asia and the Pacific is still the most digitally divided region in the world, with less than eight per cent of the population connected to affordable and reliable high-speed Internet. As a result, millions of people are shut out from transformative digital opportunities in education, health and financial services. Women and girls, in particular, have lower levels of access to broadband Internet and other knowledge-enhancing technologies. The Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway initiative aims to increase the availability and affordability of broadband Internet for all people across Asia and the Pacific.

 

Effective IXP strategies for the Asia-Pacific, A Comparative Case Study Report

Internet exchange points (IXPs) play a vital role in bringing better, faster, and more affordable Internet to people. Though IXPs have grown considerably in the last two decades in Asia-Pacific, that growth has been uneven. 

Internet Society in partnership with the Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association (APIX) carry out a study to explore how different exchanges fit into their local environment to find best strategies and approaches they can employ to grow more efficiently.

Infrastructure Corridor Development Series: Part III: Calculation Results for Determining the Most Promising Scenario for Infrastructure Corridor Development

The Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration (RECI) initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) aims to promote integrated markets for goods, services, information and capital; infrastructure connectivity; financial cooperation; and economic and technical cooperation through a multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach. Promoting seamless connectivity in transport, energy and information and communications technology (ICT) is a central pillar of the RECI initiative. 

Infrastructure Corridor Development Series: Part II: Toolkit for Determining the Most Promising Scenario for Infrastructure Corridor Development

The Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration (RECI) initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) aims to promote integrated markets for goods, services, information and capital; infrastructure connectivity; financial cooperation; and economic and technical cooperation through a multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach. Promoting seamless connectivity in transport, energy and information and communications technology (ICT) is a central pillar of the RECI initiative. 

Infrastructure Corridor Development Series Part I: In-Depth Analysis of Three Promising Infrastructure Corridors

The Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration (RECI) initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) aims to promote integrated markets for goods, services, information and capital; infrastructure connectivity; financial cooperation; and economic and technical cooperation through a multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach. Promoting seamless connectivity in transport, energy and information and communications technology (ICT) is a central pillar of the RECI initiative. 

ESCAP Web-Toolkit for Integrated Planning of Infrastructure Corridors (Kyrgyzstan)

ESCAP Web-Toolkit for Integrated Planning of Infrastructure Corridors

The Training Workshop Series on "ESCAP Web-Toolkit for Integrated Planning of Infrastructure Corridors " is delivered on 17 May, 13.00 (GMT+7, Bangkok) for Kazakhstan, on 19 May, 13.00 (GMT+7, Bangkok) for Mongolia, and on21 May, 13.00 (GMT+7, Bangkok) for Kyrgyzstan policy makers and invited participants.

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