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ChatGPT and structural change: Proceed with caution
By Subhasis Bera, John Beirne and Dil Rahut. Posted April 18, 2023
ChatGPT has the potential to lay the foundation for structural change and economywide productivity growth.
Japan guides the way on smart farming technology adoption
By Mi Jie, Nanseki Teruaki, Uenishi Yoshihiro and Widya Alwarritzi. Posted January 26, 2023
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
By John Beirne and Bryan Zhang. Posted October 4, 2022
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.
Servitization of digital technologies to advance health inclusion in developing countries
By Vinaytosh Mishra, Subhasis Bera and Dil Rahut. Posted September 9, 2022
Rectifying the uneven distribution of healthcare remains key to reducing health inequity.
Digital governance can unlock connectivity potential and transformation
By Subhasis Bera, Dil Rahut and Yixin Yao. Posted May 24, 2022
Digital governance incorporates new norms, rules, and processes to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in government functions for all stakeholders.
Artificial intelligence to unlock sustainable development potential in Southeast Asia
By Upalat Korwatanasakul, Dang-Dao Nguyen and Suonvisal Seth. Posted February 25, 2022
Emerging artificial intelligence technology has the potential to accelerate Southeast Asia's lagging progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.
Harnessing digitalization on the path to sustainable economic development in Asia
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.
Levelling up innovation in Asia
By Linda Arthur. Posted December 30, 2021
Innovation is playing a vital role in the economic, social, and environmental progress of Asia and the Pacific and has been an important factor in the region's rapid and successful transformation. However, many countries in the region lag behind, innovating at a fraction of the pace as countries in similar or even lower income groups.
Taxation and digitalization in the COVID-19 era
By Nella Sri Hendriyetty, Aline Mortha and Saraswati Upadhaya. Posted May 21, 2021
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has created challenges for tax administrations and is constraining tax revenue in many countries. Its impacts have caused the global economy to slow down, leading to reduced tax collection. However, the pandemic has also changed social habits and encouraged people to use digital technologies.
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