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Case Studies on Addressing Connectivity Challenges in APEC Economies

Cover_218_PSU_Case Studies on Addressing Connectivity Challenges in APEC Economies
Published Date November 2018
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit
Accessed 10011
Pages 68
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Since APEC Leaders announced the Connectivity Blueprint in 2013, economies have been making progress in strengthening institutional, physical and people-to-people connectivity across the region. This report covers six case studies, with two for each of the three connectivity pillars. The case studies emphasize that the connectivity pillars are often interlinked; as a result, an initiative focused on one pillar may have implications on other pillars. The importance of digital technology is apparent in most case studies, both in the form of ICT infrastructure development and through the adaptation or application of technology-friendly solutions. Ensuring that policy making is adaptable and forward-looking in the new digital economy are also discussed in several case studies.