CIRDAP is pleased to announce the publication of the Geographic Information System (GIS) research report 2019.  As a good platform in spatial technology tools, GIS has already created an enormous impact all over the world. In particular, it has a great potential to be the revolutionary technology to accelerate sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific Countries for integrated rural development. GIM/GIS is a proved platform for understanding earth features, planning for resource optimization, generation of decision alternatives, real-time monitoring and a host of related work, which has great potential in effective planning, management, monitoring of development initiatives, and policy support measures across CIRDAP member countries (CMCs).

This much-anticipated research paper is the compilation of policies and programs, data infrastructure, and structuring and best practices alternatives of GIS used by CMC’s in Asia and the pacific region.