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.
Tourists exploring the Bako National Park in Sarawak.

Sarawak Tourism Board Launches Digital Platform to Spur Tourism

May 23, 2022

The initiative is seen to allow tourism stakeholders to create more informed strategies and develop more targeted products.
Upgrading the garment sector—a significant employer of women—is critical. Photo credit: ADB.

Targeted Support for Growth Sectors Can Boost Post-Pandemic Recovery

May 16, 2022

Studies show continuing pandemic policy support and tapping new drivers of growth will be critical in sustaining a resilient recovery.
A view of a commercial area in Bandung, Indonesia.

Improving Local Government Tax Administration Can Boost Collection

May 05, 2022

An ADB-supported project in Indonesia modernized local taxation, which raised collection by 37%.
Women lining up for food relief in Sulu, Mindanao.

Asia–Pacific Needs to ‘Build Forward Fairer’ as It Faces Inequality Pandemic

April 22, 2022

A United Nations report prescribes more investments in health care, education, and social protection and mobilizing central banks to support inclusive growth.
Makassar smart city video. Photo credit: ADB.

Makassar Turns Its Smart City Ambition into Reality

April 27, 2022

Urban planning and development is backed by data-driven digital tools for evidence-based decision-making.
People waiting for the train in Thailand

Ten Trends To Consider in Building Resilient Transport Systems

April 13, 2022

Rapid population growth, aging populations, climate change, and urban migration just among trends that will shape transport systems and significantly alter mobility in the region.
Webinar organized by the Philippines’ House Special Committee on the East ASEAN Growth Area. Photo credit: Press and Public Affairs Bureau, House of Representatives, Philippines.

Lawmakers Webinar Looks at Digital Technology’s Role in the New Normal

February 17, 2022

Resource speakers from the subregion share their views on the role of technology in transforming society, particularly in BIMP-EAGA focus areas.
Photo credit: iStock.

ADB to Develop Prototype to Connect ASEAN+3 Central Banks Using Blockchain

January 28, 2022

Connecting central banks and securities depositories within a blockchain network will make cross-border transactions more efficient and secure.