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Apr 18, 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected the consumption behavior of people all around the world. Particularly, the COVID-19 detected on the food container has prompted consumers to take extra precautions when purchasing food products, prioritizing the hygiene and safety from the ingredient sources, the...

Apr 04, 2021

Thailand has lost about 1.45 million tourism jobs since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out early last year, Vichit Prakobgoson, vice-president of the Tourism Council of Thailand, told a briefing on March 29. Of the job losses, 400,000 occurred in the first quarter this year, he said.

The outlook is still dim...

Apr 04, 2021

The new USAID-DepEd agreement supports improving the quality of education in the Philippines. RTI International

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd), signed a new, five-year bilateral assistance agreement...

Apr 01, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The Asia-Pacific region needs large, yet attainable, investments in resilience to protect development gains amid a fragile and inequitable post-COVID-19 economic recovery, says a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Mar 29, 2021

Highlighting COVID – 19 Prevention Best Practice to Boost Confidence of Global Trade Partners

Mar 28, 2021

Awareness of social innovation and commitment in Taiwan is continuously improving. Read about how social innovation-minded firms implement the SDGs while exploring opportunities for local and regional investment.

Mar 21, 2021

Digital banks – also known as neobanks – are preparing their market entry into the Philippines as the country’s central bank is in the process of issuing them licenses by 2022, according to a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in November 2020 approved a new license...

Mar 14, 2021

Smart traffic monitoring and operation centre in HCM City. Việt Nam targets to form digital Government by 2025. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — Minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng said on Wednesday that the Government within the first quarter or early in the second quarter of this...

Mar 14, 2021

Developing markets are taking to online sourcing as COVID-19 pandemic restricts travel.

Fast-developing markets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are renowned for leap-frog technological progress. Kenya was a pioneer of online banking, bypassing the slow and expensive process of setting up peripheral...

Mar 13, 2021

Bangkok, Thailand - The United States government, together with Facebook Thailand and DAI, is working with nearly 400 Thai university students to promote digital literacy, critical thinking, online identity security, and positive online communications.

Feb 21, 2021

Self-employed rural Indian women learn how to carry out basic online transactions. Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

Hundreds of thousands of Indian women are learning to market themselves and sell products online, with the support of a digital literacy project managed by the World Bank.

Women...

Feb 20, 2021

Lockdowns reverse the lengthy decline in laptop and desktop sales brought by a march of the mobiles.

The wholescale migration of business and leisure interests to the online realm driven by the protracted global COVID-19 lockdowns has seen rejuvenated sales in the personal-computer sector, a development that...

Feb 14, 2021

Inspired by witnessing the effects of a stroke, a Hong Kong entrepreneur is turning robots into carers amid COVID-19.

In setting up robotics company HandyRehab six years ago, Co-Founder and CEO Alvin Cheung had a vision to improve quality of life for people with disabilities and those taking care of them.

Feb 08, 2021

Purveyors of flesh substitutes are thriving in Hong Kong as demand rallies.

Rapid adoption of plant-based meat alternatives in Hong Kong has led one of the United States’ fastest-growing brands to stock its flagship product in supermarkets.

The October launch of Impossible Beef Made from Plants in...

Feb 01, 2021

Although Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific, has so far avoided COVID-19 cases, the pandemic has hit the economy hard along with the entire region, and helped Tongans become more resilient and less reliant on expensive food imports.

COVID-related travel restrictions, and increasing prices of imports...

Jan 19, 2021

Here are five key areas where EdTech solutions can help countries transition their short-term education solutions to the medium and long-term.

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing governments around the world to find innovative and practical approaches to improve teaching and learning. An unprecedented surge in...

Jan 16, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – In early 2020, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) formalized a partnership to catalyze women’s entrepreneurship through gender lens impact investing in Asia.

Jan 11, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with support from the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO), the Government of Canada, and Visa Inc. have launched a ‘Women Enterprise Recovery...

Jan 10, 2021

Brunei’s ministry of finance and economy has unveiled the Brunei Darussalam Economic Blueprint on January 6, a strategic paper which sets goals to help the country move from an economy highly dependent on oil and gas to a “dynamic and sustainable economy.“

The blueprint is part of the country’s economic...

Jan 05, 2021

JAKARTA, 23 December 2020 – The ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) endorsed the Framework for Promoting Accessibility for All in ASEAN Digital Broadcasting on 14 December.