The Crucial Role of Financial Institutions in Asia and the Pacific's Climate Change Battle
Climate change is hitting Asia and the Pacific hard, with many countries ill-prepared for the crisis. Yet, financial institutions stand poised to make a difference if they promote sustainable practices and receive the right support.
Indonesia's Digital Transformation: Leave No Region Behind
Technological transformation in Indonesia should take into account the different needs and opportunities of each region to avoid exacerbating development disparities. Targeted policies are needed to prepare these areas for digitization.
Could ChatGPT be a Game Changer for International Development? We Asked It.
Large language model artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, Bard and others, has great potential in the world of international development. But – at least for now – it also has serious limitations.
Connecting the Unbanked: How the Internet of Things can Expand Financial Services
The Internet of Things—a rapidly growing network of connected devices—can help bring financial services to those most in need.
For the Pacific to Prosper, More Women Need to Benefit from Technology
This International Women’s Day theme of DigitALL explores the impact of the digital gender gap on widening inequalities and promotes the inclusion of women and other marginalized groups into technology. This is particularly important in the Pacific.
Insurtech Can Bring Insurance Protection to the Poor and Vulnerable
By removing obstacles to getting insurance, insurtech can bring more people into the financial system, accelerating social and economic development.
Cloud Computing Can be a Key Enabler of Financial Inclusion
Cloud-based services can provide solutions for banks and other financial institutions that serve the poor and people in remote areas.
Workers Need Digital Skills to Remain Relevant in the Post-Pandemic Job Market
As the region emerges from the pandemic, businesses should adopt more flexible approaches to developing talent for digital jobs, while workers must embrace lifelong learning of digital skills.
The Rise of Climate Fintech
Climate fintech solutions can help manage risks, secure efficiency gains, and inform choices in the battle against climate change.
Preparing Southeast Asia’s Youth to Enter the Digital Economy
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.