The Government of the Republic of Korea has set up a US$20 million e-Asia and knowledge partnership fund at ADB. The fund aims to bridge the digital divide and promote access to information and creating and sharing of knowledge through Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in the Asia and Pacific region. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The fund, managed and administered by ADB, will support ADB's developing member countries in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and the World Summit on Information Societies declaration. The e-Asia program will support projects that aim to reduce and bridge the digital divide and the Knowledge Partnership program will support projects that aim to strengthen the capacity of developing member countries, such as by providing knowledge and sharing information and experiences for poverty reduction and social development through workshops, trainings, research work, and publications.