News Brief

Education Ministers Embrace Digital Learning

October 27, 2020
Digitalizing education systems in ASEAN has become more urgent during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which has made face-to-face learning difficult.
The first Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS) will be held via video conferencing. This photo shows the backend operations of a virtual meeting, which has become the new normal during the pandemic. Photo credit: ADB.

The New Normal: Driving Economic Recovery through Digital Innovation

October 15, 2020
A virtual symposium will gather policy makers and stakeholders to explore innovative responses to the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
Remote learning and working during the pandemic have underscored the importance of improving digital access. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Youth Survey Shows Why ASEAN Needs to Become Digital-Ready

August 12, 2020
Social distancing has heightened the difference between digital haves and have-nots.
Photo credit: iStock/dorian2013.

Tech Startups Show the Way Out of the Crisis

July 23, 2020
Four young CEOs from BIMP-EAGA countries share how they are thriving in this era of disruption.
Young farmer sitting on a tractor

How COVID-19 Is Spurring Digital Transformation

July 16, 2020
As the coronavirus disease accelerates the push for digital, providing internet connectivity to those without access becomes more urgent.
Students learn how robotic arms assist in mass production at a school in Indonesia

Why BIMP-EAGA Needs to Get Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

March 05, 2020
There has been a lot of press lately about the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).