Department of Economic and Social Affairs Public Institutions
Ministerial Kick-Off Event - UN DA Project on Policy Experimentation and Regulatory Sandboxes
Start Date/Time:
Monday, November 15, 2021 10:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Monday, November 15, 2021 11:30 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Registration Type:
UN Development Account Project Kick-off Event
“2124B Frontier Technology Policy Experimentation and Regulatory Sandboxes in Asia and the Pacific”

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 10:00AM -11:15AM (Bangkok time)


 09:00AM (Bangladesh/Kazakhstan)

10:00PM on 15 November 2021 (New York)



Frontier technologies carry a promise to fast track the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through supporting innovative, forwarding-looking policies and solutions. There are, however, numerous risks and complexities of digital technologies that come along with those opportunities, such as the widening digital divides as well as policy and regulatory challenges.
In recent years, relatively new approaches of policy experimentation and regulatory sandboxes have emerged among some countries. These approaches have proven to be effective in creating a more conducive and contained space where governments, in partnerships with relevant stakeholders, can experiment and trial with digital technologies and innovations at the edge or outside of the existing policy space and regulatory framework.
It is in this context that the United Nations Development Account DA2124B project has been conceived, with the objective to enhance the institutional capacities of selected countries in special situations2 to understand, conceptualize, develop and implement policy experimentation and regulatory sandboxes to accelerate the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Project aims to support recipient countries in building capacity to identify and establish means for policy experimentation and regulatory sandboxes. Concrete project outcomes may be translated into policy documents or implementation strategies, including through multistakeholder partnership with the private sector, civil society and other relevant stakeholders.
The Project will be jointly implemented by the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), and the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD) of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP).



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