Night market in Malaysia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

USTDA Grant Supports Sarawak Energy’s Digital Transformation

January 23, 2023

The utility plans to shift to a smart grid and digital technologies in order to supply more clean energy to the state and the region through the Borneo Grid.
A health worker inoculating a patient with the COVID-19 vaccine.

ASEAN Leaders Vow to Sustain Recovery amid Challenges

December 06, 2022

Leaders want countries to brace for headwinds from COVID-19, supply chain disruptions, food shortage, climate change, and other threats.
Migrant workers from Malaysia arriving in Cambodia.

ASEAN Steps Up Efforts to Widen Social Security Coverage for Migrant Workers

December 06, 2022

At the Cambodia summit, leaders agreed to develop a roadmap of regional actions to implement social security portability by 2030.
Students attending a computer class in Indonesia.

Here Is How Employers in Asia–Pacific Are Hiring in the Digital Age

November 14, 2022

Education systems need retooling to meet the growing demand for higher digital skills.
Dining out in Singapore. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Southeast Asia’s Digital Economy to Hit $200B in 2022

November 11, 2022

Google-led study says e-commerce continues to accelerate, but travel and transport will take time to fully recover.
Dwikora Port In Pontianak City. Photo credit: iStock/Albiansyah Rezaldy.

Pontianak City: 3 Things to Know

November 10, 2022

The capital of the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan is hosting the 25th BIMP-EAGA Ministerial Meeting from 23 to 26 November this year.
People queueing for their babies' vaccine shots in the Philippines.

Widening Access to Health Systems with Fintech

October 13, 2022

Using fintech can help ease the financial and health burden of individuals and help improve health systems and outcomes, says a new ADB report.
Electric bus in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo credit: iStock/Samsul.

Electric Vehicles, Electronics, and the Digital Economy Drive FDI Flows to ASEAN

October 12, 2022

Growing investor interest in these key industries helps boost foreign direct investments to near pre-pandemic levels in 2021.
A view of a container port in Viet Nam.

Philippines Needs to Spur Implementation of Paperless Trade

June 22, 2022

Digitalization of transactions is expected to reduce trade costs and enhance the country’s competitiveness.
Batam State Polytechnic in Indonesia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

How Big Data Can Open $100 Billion in Opportunities in Southeast Asia

May 25, 2022

Big data applications can enhance the delivery of education, health, and social welfare services and speed up recovery from the pandemic.