Upcoming Event

ASEAN Economies: The Road to Recovery

23 September I 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., Singapore time I Online

In April, ADB forecast Southeast Asia’s GDP to grow 4.4% in 2021. But now countries are facing a stronger onslaught of the pandemic. What will this mean for the region’s outlook? Join this webinar from financial market data provider Refinitv and SEADS to get insights from leading economists on where the region is headed.

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How Augmented Reality Is Driving Action in the Plastic Pandemic

Kay Vasey, founder of MeshMinds Foundation, details some pointers on helping launch an AR-powered campaign for UNEP.

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Charting the Future of Green Finance in Asia

As sustainable finance continues to gain traction across Asia, will 2021 become synonymous with environmental, social, and governance investments and the greening of the region’s financial ecosystem?

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5 Ways Big Data Can Spur Southeast Asia Recovery in the Wake of the Pandemic

With smart use of the technology, governments can have actionable insights that can help them respond swiftly to crises, improve services, and enhance resilience to future shocks.

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How Governments Can Embrace the Cloud More Effectively

To successfully move to the cloud, governments need to lay the right policy environment, establish a clear strategy and adoption plan, and ensure experts are in place to help with the implementation.

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This Fintech Social Enterprise Leans on Low-Tech and High-Tech Solutions to Help MSMEs Get Better Access to Credit

Aeloi Technologies, the winner of ADB’s smart cities datathon, wants to help bridge the $8.1-trillion credit gap facing MSMEs worldwide.

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How Southeast Asia Can Prepare for Jobs of the Future

Arming the workforce with Fourth Industrial Revolution skills is key.

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SEADS 2021 Highlights

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Opening Keynote: Masatsugu Asakawa, President, ADB

Opening Keynote: Masatsugu Asakawa, President, ADB

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Keynote: Carlos Dominguez, Secretary, Department of Finance, Philippines

Keynote: Carlos Dominguez, Secretary, Department of Finance, Philippines

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Keynote: Jacquelline Fuller, Vice-President, Google and President, Google.org

Keynote: Jacquelline Fuller, Vice-President, Google and President, Google.org

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New Solutions for a Post-COVID-19 World

New Solutions for a Post-COVID-19 World

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Immunization for All: Providing COVID-19 Vaccines across Southeast Asia

Immunization for All: Providing COVID-19 Vaccines across Southeast Asia

COVID-19 Updates

People queueing for a vaccine in Manila.

The inaugural meeting focused on how to increase the supply of COVID-19 vaccines across Asia and the Pacific.

Cambodian migrants workers arriving from Malaysia at the Phnom Penh International Airport.

Far too few deaths in the region are registered with a medically certified cause of death.

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AstraZeneca/Oxford-developed vaccines to reach countries in the coming weeks.

SEADS Webinar

Cloud Computing as a Key Enabler for Digital Government across Asia and the Pacific

Moving public services to the cloud offers governments the opportunity to be more agile and serve citizens better and more efficiently.

Solutions

Aeloi staff working with clients

Aeloi Technologies, the winner of ADB’s smart cities datathon, wants to help bridge the $8.1-trillion credit gap facing MSMEs worldwide.

A student studying using a phone.

To successfully move to the cloud, governments need to lay the right policy environment, establish a clear strategy and adoption plan, and ensure experts are in place to help with the implementation.

Workers at a solar farm

Countries urged to come up with a common definition, assess health and safety hotspots, and replicate mechanisms to foster coordination, among others.

Spotlight

Charting the Future of Green Finance in Asia
Charting the Future of Green Finance in Asia

As sustainable finance continues to gain traction across Asia, will 2021 become synonymous with environmental, social, and governance investments and the greening of the region’s financial ecosystem?

Publications

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This paper from the Asian Development Bank looks at the opportunities and challenges for start-ups in deploying the cloud and examines how policymakers can help start-ups make the most of cloud-computing technologies.

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This publication from the Asian Development Bank provides economic, financial, social, and environmental statistics, as well as select SDG indicators, about ADB member countries.

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This paper looks at how unmanned aerial systems, like drones, are helping address challenges in the energy sector.

Events

September

22

2021

ADB Webinar

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Manila Time

September

23

2021

REFINITIV AND SEADS WEBINAR

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Singapore Time

September

23

2021

REGIONAL AMR DATA ANALYSIS FOR ADVOCACY, RESPONSE, AND POLICY (RADAAR) Webinar

05:00 PM - 06:30 PM KST

September

23

2021

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) Webinar

02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Jakarta Time

What is SEADS?

The Southeast Asia Development Solutions—SEADS—is a knowledge and innovation platform under the Asian Development Bank. In tandem with its partner program, the Southeast Asia Development Symposium,  SEADS aims to help crystallize thinking on relevant and critical issues in the region, and support countries in becoming prosperous, knowledge-based, and sustainable.

 

Sowing SEADS of Growth

INNOVATIONS
Discover the latest cutting-edge breakthroughs that can help countries tackle pressing challenges.

SOLUTIONS
Hear from leading minds and trailblazers from industry, technology, the public sector, and academia.

CONNECTIONS
Interact with problem-solvers and next-generation thinkers from Southeast Asia and beyond.