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Skills Development Vital to Enabling Transition to Industry 4.0 in Southeast Asia

Skills Development Vital to Enabling Transition to Industry 4.0 in Southeast Asia

While jobs have been lost to automation in recent years, new jobs will emerge as new and disruptive technologies are adopted. Now is the time to invest in skills development that will help displaced workers. Read more

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Digital technology has boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery in much of the world. ADB's initiatives are empowering the poor to use digital technology to help lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more


Reaping the Benefits of Industry 4.0 through Skills Development in High-Growth Industries in Southeast Asia: Insights from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam

This publication explores the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on the future of jobs, skills, and training in Southeast Asia, particularly for high growth industries in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam.

Blog Entry

Five ways to reap the benefits of the technological revolution

Governments and development partners need to take a methodical approach to the adoption of artificial intelligence technologies in collaboration with the private sector.


Broadband Internet Satellite is Key to Achieving Papua New Guinea's Vision for Effective e-Government Services

ADB, through its financing and partnership with Kacific1, supports Papua New Guinea's vision to introduce innovative approaches and modern technologies into its public sector services.

Blog Entry

Fintech can drive a strong post-COVID-19 recovery in Asia

The pandemic has highlighted the power of digital technology. Now is the time to harness this power for inclusive growth so that communities, especially in poor and remote areas, can survive the crisis and thrive.

Institutional Document

COVID-19 and Education in Asia and the Pacific: Guidance Note

This guidance note underscores the potential of education technology (EdTech) solutions in transforming learning, teaching, and training systems, especially during and after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Pacific Energy Update 2020

This document provides an overview of ADB’s ongoing and completed initiatives in the Pacific energy sector as of 2020, including work to scale up operations and finance new sources of renewable power.


Paths diverge as Developing Asia moves toward recovery

Economic activity in Developing Asia is forecast to contract by 0.4% this year, and then expand by up to 6.8% in 2021 as the region moves toward recovery from the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.


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