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.
Tracking People’s Movement After Disasters Can Save Lives
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.
Did Your Purchase Harm the Environment or Society? This System Will Tell You.
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.
In Asia, People with Disabilities Need Greater Access to Financial Technology
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.
How Big Data Can Be Used for Tourism Recovery in Asia and The Pacific
The pandemic-driven surge in data collection offers major opportunities, and some risks, for the reopening of tourism in the region.