The pandemic erased millions of jobs in Southeast Asia. But the digital economy offers renewed hope particularly for young job-seekers—if they can learn the necessary skills.
Based on a case study in Indonesia, these charts illustrate how privacy-compliant human mobility data – such as mobile phone and GPS information – can provide rapid information to understand the impact of a disaster and how best to respond.
We need to know as much as possible about how products are made. This will require new systems that bring greater transparency to global trade and supply chains.
Fintech companies, with the support of governments, can lead the way in making technology a tool for people with disabilities to have greater access to financial services.
The pandemic-driven surge in data collection offers major opportunities, and some risks, for the reopening of tourism in the region.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the importance of ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable people have access to formal financial services, given their role in supporting inclusive economic recovery and resilience.
As the pandemic embedded “digitalization” into our daily lives, the digital sector suffered along with other aspects of the economy. The rise of the digital economy has made defining and measuring it imperative for policymaking.
As domestic violence increased during the pandemic, digital technology was used in innovative ways to help victims.
In Nepal, an online learning system introduced by the government during the pandemic should be expanded so that it enhances education for years to come.
Though there are many similarities between tech startups and other small businesses, they need to be treated differently from a policy and regulatory standpoint.