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.
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.
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.
Digital technologies and EdTech could play a role in addressing the learning crisis underway in Asia and the Pacific.
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.
Harnessing advanced smart port technologies can enhance physical and economic resilience of “lifeline” ports in the Pacific.
Seaports, which are a lifeline for economies small and large, have been hit hard by COVID-19 disruptions. Using smart technology will help them rebound and could usher in a new era of equitable economic growth.