Mechatronics students in Indonesia work on their soccer-bots. Photo credit: ADB.

A 4IR-Ready Workforce May Be the Key to Faster Business Recovery

April 13, 2021

Research in Southeast Asia shows large potential returns to businesses arising from productivity increases, creating 169 million jobs by 2030.
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Indonesia’s MyHealthDiary Wins Digital Against COVID-19 Challenge

March 30, 2021

An app that monitors a COVID-19 patient’s condition may also be used as a digital health passport.
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Remote Islands of Mindanao Get Free Wi-Fi

March 12, 2021

Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces are among the latest recipients of the free Wi-Fi program.
Children attending computer class

Malaysia’s MEASAT Rolls Out Satellite Internet in Sabah and Sarawak

March 11, 2021

Better connectivity now more urgent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Portal Connects Filipino Farmers with Consumers

January 26, 2021

DELIVER-e helps boost farmers’ income amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research from Google, Temasek, and Bain estimates the internet economy in Southeast Asia exceeding $100 billion as more people use online services during the pandemic. Image credit: Liza Solano.

Workers Need to Gear Up for Southeast Asia’s Booming Internet Economy

December 10, 2020

The outlook for the internet economy may be rosy but the lack of digital skills in the region may hold back its growth.
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ADB, Gojek to Study Digitization, COVID-19 Impact on Indonesian MSMEs

December 03, 2020

The joint research project will use the Gojek digital ecosystem to study the benefits of business digitization on Indonesia's micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.
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Education Ministers Embrace Digital Learning

October 27, 2020

Digitalizing education systems in ASEAN has become more urgent during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which has made face-to-face learning difficult.
The first Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS) will be held via video conferencing. This photo shows the backend operations of a virtual meeting, which has become the new normal during the pandemic. Photo credit: ADB.

The New Normal: Driving Economic Recovery through Digital Innovation

October 15, 2020

A virtual symposium will gather policy makers and stakeholders to explore innovative responses to the COVID-19 crisis.
Urban planners in four cities in Indonesia are piloting the use of a geospatial planning tool called ur-scape. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Makassar Uses Big Data to Fight COVID-19

September 08, 2020

Geospatial technology helps policymakers design and calibrate measures to mitigate risks.