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Digital finance enables more affordable and accessible financial services and other credit facilities for underserved and marginalized groups.
Blockchain can be a valuable tool for avoiding failures in the food supply chain by opening avenues for enhancing redistribution and accountability for both food producers and consumers.
ChatGPT has the potential to lay the foundation for structural change and economywide productivity growth.
Japan is highly developed in smart farming areas and has adopted a variety of cutting-edge digital technologies.
Income inequality, educational outcomes, and digital infrastructure: Can public–private partnerships play a pivotal role in Asia and the Pacific?
By Hazwan Haini. Posted December 21, 2022
Addressing inequality requires a new strategy in today’s modern age. Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific need to tackle a new form of inequality—the digital divide.
Fintech’s pandemic-related boost to financial inclusion, MSME resilience, and women’s empowerment in Asia
Fintech has been instrumental in helping to sustain businesses and households during the COVID-19 pandemic, with scope to be an integral driver of sustainable economic development in the post-pandemic era.
Rectifying the uneven distribution of healthcare remains key to reducing health inequity.
Digital governance incorporates new norms, rules, and processes to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in government functions for all stakeholders.
Emerging artificial intelligence technology has the potential to accelerate Southeast Asia's lagging progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.
By John Beirne. Posted January 27, 2022
Digitalization is helping to transform economies by enhancing economy-wide competitiveness and productivity, with trade being an important channel. The use of big data and the emergence of online platforms have further bolstered the progression of the digital economy, particularly in Asia.
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