Digital technologies and EdTech could play a role in addressing the learning crisis underway in Asia and the Pacific.
Paul is fascinated by the process of economic development and how some countries are rich and others remain poor. His specific research interests include industrialization, human capital development, enterprise finance, and the labor market. He taught in the United Kingdom and India before joining ADB in 2010. For two years he was seconded to ADB Institute in Tokyo and later took temporary leave to teach in Thailand. His doctorate is from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He supports Liverpool Football Club.
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Though there are many similarities between tech startups and other small businesses, they need to be treated differently from a policy and regulatory standpoint.
The discourse on quality jobs and decent work has changed since the onset of the pandemic. This transition has provided key insights and policy implications.
Efforts to address pandemic-related learning loss may draw on innovations devised to tackle the ongoing learning crisis – and vice versa.
Many workers will be displaced and many businesses will close as a result of the slowdown caused by COVID-19. Providing support to those affected gives them a fighting chance.