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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Virtual Trade Show to Match Indonesian and Philippine Businesses

April 13, 2021

The Indonesian Consulate General in Davao City announced that a virtual trade show will be held on 14 April to help 13 Indonesian manufacturers look for partners in the Philippines.
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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.
Borneo Pygmy Elephant seen in Danum Valley, Borneo.

Saving the Heart of Borneo

February 02, 2021

On Borneo island, about 22 million hectares of rain forests serve as lungs of the earth and hold 6% of global biodiversity.
 BIMP-EAGA businessmen are eager to revive connectivity between Manado and Davao to spur trade and investment in the two cities. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Businessmen Call for Resumption of Air and Sea Links between Manado and Davao

January 08, 2021

Jakarta-based Sriwijaya Air and Manila-based shipping operator Reefer Express Line Filipinas, Inc. eyed to serve the BIMP-EAGA route.
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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.
Expanded electrification in eastern Indonesia is a key part of the government’s infrastructure investment plan, with the goal of electricity for all by 2024.  Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Powering Up Eastern Indonesia with Clean Energy

November 27, 2020

The State Electricity Corporation (PLN) will improve access to electricity and service reliability and promote renewable energy in the outer regions of Kalimantan, Maluku, and Papua.
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.
Satellite tagging. A fin-mounted satellite tag is attached to a whale shark.

Whale Sharks Are Good for Tourism in Cenderawasih Bay

April 28, 2020

Conservationists at Indonesia’s largest marine park work with the Papuan community to protect the endangered species and promote ecotourism.
Tour boats on the Kinabatangan River in Sabah. Photo: iStock/michaelcurwood.

Opportunities in Cross-Border Production between Sabah and North Kalimantan

February 25, 2020

The economies of Sabah and North Kalimantan complement each other and offer cross-border opportunities in tourism, education, and trade.