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Smart city policy goals are becoming mainstream in South East Asia but lack a supply of innovative smart city business models, products and services. ESCAP is joining the movement to support the acceleration of smart innovative solutions for cities through its Smart Cities Innovation Lab project.  

The project builds on the flagship Future of Asia Pacific Cities Report – Smart Cities Pillar and seeks to support the smart cities innovation ecosystem in the region, bringing together cities, entrepreneurs, large companies, and development actors to collaborate on the implementation of their smart cities action plans. 

The objectives of this Landscape Review are to understand the current context of smart city development within South East Asia and to provide a common basis of understanding for the deployment of Smart Cities Innovation Labs in the region. This Landscape Review was completed through secondary research comprising of a desk top review of publicly accessible literature.