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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...

Mar 29, 2021

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

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 21, 2021

The water shortage across Taiwan has reached alarming levels as more than half of reservoirs are running dry. Digging wells and recycling wastewater are longer-term measures that cannot alleviate the immediate critical situation. What else can Taiwan do to better manage scarce water resources?

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 08, 2021

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) signed a new, five-year bilateral assistance agreement valued at more than Php7.25 billion ($150 million) to protect the Philippine environment.

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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 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.

Dec 28, 2020

Vietnam has been ranked fifth in the world for digital evolution momentum by the 2020 Digital Intelligence Index, a ranking conducted by Massachusetts-based Fletcher School and Mastercard which surveyed digitisation of 90 economies using 160 key indicators of digital development across four key drivers.

Dec 28, 2020

Laos saw its first expressway, the Vientiane-Vang Vieng Expressway, officially being opened on December 20.

The 110-kilometer four-lane stretch is part of the planned China-Laos expressway, which eventually would connect the Lao capital with the country’s northern border town of Boten at an approximate...

Dec 22, 2020

• Two novel discoveries led by Singapore team
• Sets pace for targeted therapy development among those diagnosed

Dec 12, 2020

Two red-shanked douc langurs in the nature reserve of Sơn Trà in Đà Nẵng city. The primate is endangered. — Photo courtesy of GreenViet

ĐÀ NẴNG — The European Union (EU) is funding a biodiversity protection and environmental sustainability project in central Đà Nẵng City in 42 months from July 2020, to the...

Nov 27, 2020

A new trade bloc covering a huge swathe of the Asia-Pacific region will play an important role in developing poorer economies and in post-pandemic stimulus, according to a report published on Monday by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership...

Nov 27, 2020

Greater Bay Area cooperation is boosting the development of a circular economy in the city and Mainland China.

Environmental issues were to the fore at the online Eco Asia Conference, organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It is one of the key events held...

Nov 14, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread socio-economic impacts and disruptions across Asia-Pacific, high-level officials called for a rethink on the future development of sustainable transport connectivity and mobility in the region at the sixth session of the Committee...

Nov 06, 2020

Cambodia has become a new global hub for bicycle production, with 1.5 million units exported in the period between January and September, latest figures of the country’s ministry of commerce show.

According to the data, Cambodia shipped 1.5 million bicycles in the period, more than half of them to the...