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Building Blocks
for a Cloud-First Environment

Thursday, 6 October 2022, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Singapore Time

This webinar will focus on enhancing collective understanding about the cloud, its benefits, and the policy best practices for building a cloud-first environment.

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Tech for Good Institute Launches Essay Contest 

The contest is open to university students to encourage them to think critically about the future of the digital landscape.

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How Human-Centered Design Can Help Public Agencies Design Better Digital Services

The launch of an app offering citizens the convenience of reporting any issue to just a single point of contact in government marked the start of Singapore's journey toward being more citizen-centric. 

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Assessing the Implementation of Indonesia’s National Nutrition Information System

Understanding the experiences of users fills in gaps in implementing an app that records and reports on community nutritional status.

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It is Time for Inclusive Education in ASEAN—Fostering Belonging for Students with Disabilities

There is a growing realization by governments and civil society that inclusive education involves more than simply placing a student with a disability in the classroom.

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Cultivating a Resilient Agrifood System

Pursuing policy actions—from plate to planet—can help boost food and nutrition security while strengthening the sustainability of agrifood systems in the region.

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How Southeast Asia Can Benefit from the Metaverse

Beyond its great potential to transform the world of business, the metaverse also stands to revolutionize education, healthcare, communication, art and culture, among other fields.

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How Scientists and Communities Can Build Partnerships to Deal with Floods: Learning from Indonesia

Citizen science, a way for communities to collaborate with researchers, can help scientists understand the impacts of floods. 

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A Framework
for Ongoing Commitments to RCEP Success

Continuous commitment to RCEP by non-ASEAN member states will be key to successfully defend the rules-based trading regime.

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Collaborations with Makassar in Indonesia, Penang in Malaysia, Tbilisi in Georgia, and Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia are underway.

A farmer waters his crops.

Pursuing policy actions—from plate to planet—can help boost food and nutrition security while strengthening the sustainability of agrifood systems in the region.

A girl wearing a VR headset plays a game.

Beyond its great potential to transform the world of business, the metaverse also stands to revolutionize education, healthcare, communication, art and culture, among other fields.

Spotlight

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ASEAN Policy Network

Amid increasing demand for knowledge from developing member countries (DMCs) in Southeast Asia, ADB's ASEAN Policy Network facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration within and between its operational and central knowledge departments and seeks to build relationships with academes, think tanks, research institutions, and other partners.

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Southeast Asia Sustainable Tourism Hub

With Southeast Asia’s tourism industry still reeling from the impact of COVID-19, ADB is increasing its support for investments, capacity development, and knowledge to accelerate an inclusive and sustainable recovery.

Publications

Thailand’s Evolving Ecosystem Support for Technology Startups cover.

This report examines the ecosystem of support for tech startups in Thailand, the challenges facing these enterprises, and the policy actions to help them grow.

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022 Update

This report analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and includes forecasts on the inflation and gross domestic product growth rates of countries throughout the region.

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2022 cover.

This annual flagship report from ADB provides key economic, financial, social, and environmental data as well as select indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Webinar Recordings

Implementing a Green Recovery in Southeast Asia

This webinar examined how green growth opportunities can be harnessed as governments increasingly recognize the need for policy measures that focus on environmental sustainability, climate change, and disaster preparedness

Better Local Business Environments for Pandemic Recovery in Southeast Asia

This webinar from ADB examined how to build a conducive business environment that can help SMEs in Southeast Asia recover from the pandemic.

Strengthening the Agrifood System

This webinar explored factors that threaten food security in Southeast Asia and how various stakeholders can support the agriculture food system in the region.

Featured Events

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.