COVID-19 is Changing Financial Inclusion: Can Policymakers Keep Up?
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.
During The Pandemic, Asia Went Online Yet the Digital Economy Declined
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.
Chatbots Offer a New Lifeline to Address Domestic Violence
As domestic violence increased during the pandemic, digital technology was used in innovative ways to help victims.
Can Online Learning in Nepal Outlive the COVID-19 Pandemic?
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.
Five Ways Tech Startups Are Different from Other Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Though there are many similarities between tech startups and other small businesses, they need to be treated differently from a policy and regulatory standpoint.
How the Growing Use of Geographic Information Systems Can Benefit Society
Driven by the digital revolution and fast-growing remote sensing technologies, GIS is re-engineering our view of the world and solving problems in unexpected ways.
Did Internet Access Improve Economic Resilience During COVID-19?
Countries with better information and communication technology, particularly internet access, were able to do more activities online during the pandemic, which cushioned the adverse effect of COVID-19 on economic activity.
Education is in Crisis: How Can Technology be Part of the Solution?
Digital technologies and EdTech could play a role in addressing the learning crisis underway in Asia and the Pacific.
Here’s How the Pandemic Can Give Women More Opportunities in Digital Technology
COVID-19 has triggered a massive shift to the use of digital technology in work, education and other aspects of life. Gender-sensitive policies are needed to make sure that women benefit from these changes.
It’s Time to Get Smart with Pacific Ports
Harnessing advanced smart port technologies can enhance physical and economic resilience of “lifeline” ports in the Pacific.