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  • Report  |   2016

    Promoting Regional Energy Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    At its seventieth session, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific endorsed the Bangkok Declaration on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific, which promotes a comprehensive view of regional economic cooperation and integration. Energy connectivity, with its specific focus on transboundary...

  • Report  |   2016

    Towards a Sustainable Future- Energy Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    At the sixty-eighth session of the Commission, in 2012, the Bangkok Declaration on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific was endorsed, which promoted a comprehensive view of regional economic cooperation and integration. Energy connectivity, with a specific focus on transboundary interconnection and power trade,...

  • Report  |   2016

    Updated Analysis of the Broadband Infrastructure in Asia Pacific

    Author(s): Ruddy, Michael

    This working paper aims to provide data and update analysis on broadband connectivity, specifically in the area of broadband and telephony markets, domestic and international Internet connectivity as well as international bandwidth among 27 ESCAP member countries, namely Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the...

  • Report  |   2016

    White Paper on Broadband Regulation and Policy in Asia-Pacific Region: Facilitating Faster Broadband Deployment

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    The White Paper explores broadband regulatory and policy aspects in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with an aim to facilitate high-speed broadband deployment. Asia-Pacific countries generally and particularly the report’s in-scope countries covering Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam (which are referred...

  • Report  |   2016

    Working Together to Connect the World by 2020- Reinforcing Connectivity Initiatives for Universal and Affordable Access

    Author(s): Philbeck, Imme

    This is a draft discussion paper prepared as ITU's contribution to the special session of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. ICT Philbeck, Imme Download PDF http://www.itu.int/en/connect2020/Pages/default.aspx All Report International Telecommunication Union 2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Report  |   2016

    Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025

    Author(s): Association of Southeast Asian Nations

    The MPAC 2025, which succeeds the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2010, focuses on five strategic areas: sustainable infrastructure, digital innovation, seamless logistics, regulatory excellence and people mobility. The MPAC 2025 was developed in consultation with relevant ASEAN Sectoral Bodies and other stakeholders. The remaining initiatives...

  • Report  |   2016

    Master Plan for the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    The Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) is an initiative to improve regional broadband connectivity, through a dense web of open access cross-border network infrastructure, integrating them into a cohesive land and sea-based fibre infrastructure with the ultimate aim to increase the international bandwidth for developing countries in...

  • Report  |   2016

    In Search of Cross-border E-commerce Trade Data

    Author(s): United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    This report explores possible sources of data for gauging cross-border e-commerce. Business-to-Business (B2B) e-commerce accounts for the dominant share of global e-commerce and is therefore also likely to be the most important component of cross-border sales online. However, as data on B2B e-commerce are generally scarce, attention is also given...

  • Report  |   2016

    Value of Air Cargo: Air Transport and Global Value Chains

    Author(s): Shepherd, Ben ; Shingal, Anirudh ; Raj, Anasuya

    As part of the study commissioned by IATA to quantify the relationship between air cargo connectivity and participation in global trade, two air cargo specific indices – the Air Trade Facilitation Index (ATFI) and eFreight Friendliness Index (EFFI) – were developed to assess effectiveness of smart border regulation, customs services and logistics...

  • Report  |   2016

    Project Briefs for Selected PPP Projects (ASEAN Public – Private Partnership (PPP) Programme)

    Author(s): Association of Southeast Asian Nations

    Recognizing the importance of having a pipeline of priority connectivity projects suitable for private investment under the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity, the ASEAN Secretariat collaborated with the World Bank to develop this guide for potential investors and interested parties to better understand priority infrastructure pipeline projects in...

  • Report  |   2016

    The Provision of Satellite Broadband Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Author(s): Wagner, Wolfgang ; Brazil David, Renata ; García Zaballos, Antonio

    Access to information communications technologies (ICTs), in particular broadband, is critical for sustainable development. Increased access to broadband isolated communities in developing countries can facilitate obtainability of education, healthcare, and commercial services. To provide universal access to broadband it is necessary to look...

  • Report  |   2016

    Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean- A Digital Economy Toolkit

    Author(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ; Inter-American Development Bank

    This joint initiative by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the OECD seeks to encourage the expansion of broadband networks and services in the region, supporting a coherent and cross-sectorial approach, to maximise their benefits for economic and social development. Drawing on a wealth of experience from LAC and OECD countries, the...

  • Report  |   2016

    Mobile Connectivity Index Launch Report

    Author(s): GSM Association

    This launch report explains the purpose and methodology of the Mobile Connectivity Index, which measures the barriers and enablers to mobile internet adoption across 134 countries. For each country, the index provides a detailed understanding of the enablers of mobile connectivity – for example if a country scores poorly on connectivity, the...

  • Presentation  |   2016

    ICT Connectivity and the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    Trade ICT United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Download PDF http://www.unescap.org/resources/ict-connectivity-and-asia-pacific-information-superhighway Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway AP-IS ICT infrastructure ICT broadband broadband access e-commerce Connectivity submarine backbone terrestrial connectivity...

  • Presentation  |   2016

    Asia-Pacific Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    ICT United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Download PDF http://unohrlls.org/national-workshop-on-mainstreaming-of-the-vpoa/ Composite Regional Integration Index REGIONAL INTEGRATION Liner Shipping Connectivity Index Air Connectivity Index intermodal transport transport network integration energy connectivity ICT...

  • Presentation  |   2016

    Improving Regional Connectivity with the Asian Information Superhighway

    Author(s): Ruddy, Michael

    ICT Ruddy, Michael Download PDF http://www.unescap.org/resources/improving-regional-connectivity-asian-information-superhighway-0 Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Trans Eurasian Information Superhighway Greater Mekong Subregion Information Superhighway South Asian Subregion Economic Cooperation Information Superhighway Digital Central Asia-...

  • Report  |   2016

    Connecting Asia: Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This book analyses how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both regions, with a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process. Connecting Asia: Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia analyses how closer regional...

  • Report  |   2016

    South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Operational Plan 2016–2025

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    The SASEC Operational Plan for 2016-2025 expands the program’s focus beyond intraregional cooperation to developing linkages with Southeast and East Asia, widening the scope of transport, trade facilitation, and energy cooperation. The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Program (SASEC) has been promoting cooperation through projects that...

  • Report  |   2016

    Operational Plan for Regional Cooperation and Integration (2016-2020)

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This plan adjusts the implementation of ADB’s Regional Cooperation and Integration (RCI) strategy to meet recommendations of the midterm review of Strategy 2020 and ADB’s evolving strategic directions. It provides guidance for RCI operations in assisting ADB’s developing members harness increased benefits through improved cooperation and...

  • Report  |   2016

    APEC Supply Chain Connectivity Framework Action Plan 2010-2015: Final Assessment

    Author(s): Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

    The report presents the final assessment results of the APEC Supply Chain Connectivity Framework Action Plan (SCFAP). The SCFAP aims to improve the performance of supply chains in the APEC region, with a target of 10 percent reduction in time, cost and uncertainty by 2015. The results show that some progress has been made in reducing time and...

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