Companies deploying Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, and investing in reskilling and upskilling for digital occupations, are likely to recover faster from the impact of the pandemic.
Sameer is an economist who leads ADB’s projects and programs in the areas of education, skills development, social protection and jobs. Prior to joining ADB operations in Southeast Asia, he was with the Macroeconomic Division of the Research Department at ADB. His research interest is spread across areas such as impact of technology on employment, innovation and structural transformation, industrial policy, enterprise dynamics and impact of COVID-19 pandemic on labor market. Before joining the ADB in 2017, he spent close to 10 years at the International Labor Organization. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva and has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard. Follow him on Twitter: @Khatiwada_S
Results 1 - 10 of 11
After a difficult year during the pandemic, there are encouraging signs that workers in the Philippines will not only find employment but thrive in the post-COVID-19 labor market.
A well-trained workforce is more likely to spur innovation at companies. Firms that provide even minimal training to employees are nearly 8 percentage points more likely to introduce a new product and implement a new process.
A flexible regulatory regime that can balance consumer protection with an openness to innovations that benefit consumers is key to regulating new technologies.
India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand are paving the way for technology to make governance more effective.
Digital platforms and e-commerce can raise productivity, employment, and wages in the services sector.
By leveraging new technology, the Philippines can pave the way for sustainable and jobs-rich growth in business process outsourcing.