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Nông nghiệp 2.0: Internet vạn vật tạo ra cuộc cách mạng nông nghiệp như thế nào?

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Ông Nguyễn Văn Khuyến (phải) và ông Tô Hoài Thương (trái). Ảnh: Flore de Preneuf/Ngân hàng Thế giới



Năm ngoái chúng tôi đã giới thiệu cách nông dân Đồng Bằng Sông Cửu Long ứng phó với biến đổi khí hậu. Các bạn hẳn còn nhớ ông Nguyễn Văn Khuyên, người đã mất cả vụ tôm do hạn hán bất thường làm tăng độ mặn trong đầm tôm và ông Tô Hoài Thương, người duy trì được sản xuất tôm bằng cách bơm thêm nước ngọt vào đầm để giảm độ mặn. Giả sử năm nay tiếp tục bị hạn ông Khuyên sẽ bơm nước ngọt vào đầm tôm của mình. Đó là một khởi đầu tốt, nhưng vẫn còn một số vấn đề cần giải quyết nếu muốn áp dụng cách làm trên. Ví dụ, khi nào cần bơm nước vào đầm? Bao nhiêu là đủ? Cần kiểm tra độ mặn bao lâu một lần? Khi ông đi vắng thì phải làm thế nào?

Transforming microfinance through digital technology in Malaysia

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Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, launching the Virtual Teller Machine (VTM) at the National Savings Bank. Digital technologies such as the VTM are now changing the way microfinance works. Photo: The Star

Phenomenal development: New MOOC draws economic policy lessons from South Korea’s transformation

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The World Bank Group’s Open Learning Campus (OLC) launched a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) today — Policy Lessons from South Korea’s Development — through the edX platform, with approximately 7,000 global learners already registered. In this MOOC, prominent representatives of academic and research institutions in South Korea and the United States narrate a multi-faceted story of Korea’s economic growth. 
 
Why focus on South Korea? South Korea's transformation from poverty to prosperity in just three decades was virtually miraculous. Indeed, by almost any measure, South Korea is one of the greatest development success stories. South Korea’s income per capita rose nearly 250 times, from a mere $110 in 1962 to $27,440 in 2015. This rapid growth was achieved despite geopolitical uncertainties and a lack of natural resources. Today, South Korea is a major exporter of products such as semiconductors, automobiles, telecommunications equipment, and ships.

Source: World Development Indicators, 12/16/2016

Satu Peta: mempercepat administrasi pertanahan terpadu untuk Indonesia

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Foto: Curt Carnemark / World Bank

Hutan-hutan primer telah lama hilang dari lingkungan desa Teluk Bakung di pinggiran Pontianak, ibukota Kalimantan Barat di Indonesia. Hal ini tampak ketika saya tiba di wilayah tersebut pada akhir November 2016, sebagai bagian dari kunjungan lapangan. Kami melihat bagaimana sebagian besar penduduk desa telah meninggalkan pertanian yang berat di lahan gambut untuk bekerja pada perkebunan-perkebunan besar kelapa sawit dan ladang kelapa sawit mereka sendiri. Yang lain memilih berinvestasi dalam produksi sarang burung yang menguntungkan. Namun mereka melakukannya di tengah-tengah tata kelola penggunaan lahan yang membingungkan: demarkasi batas wilayah kawasan hutan dan wilayah administratif tidak lengkap, sementara kelompok kepentingan masyarakat dan pihak berwenang memperdebatkan sejarah alokasi areal konsesi perkebunan. Kumpulan data publik menunjukkan keragaman penggunaan lahan dan hutan di wilayah tersebut, termasuk cagar alamnya. Namun dalam kenyataannya, hampir seluruh lahan yang ada semakin dikhususkan untuk produksi kelapa sawit. 

One Map: accelerating unified land administration for Indonesia

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Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank


The primary forests have long gone from the surroundings of Teluk Bakung village on the outskirts of Pontianak, the capital of Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province. This was evident when I arrived in the region in late November 2016, as part of a field visit. We saw how most villagers have abandoned the difficult peatlands agriculture to work on large oil palm plantations and their own oil palm fields. Others have opted to invest in lucrative edible bird nest production. But they do so against a backdrop of confusing land-use management: forest estate and administrative boundary demarcation is incomplete, and community interest groups and authorities debate over the historical allocation of plantation concessions. Public data sets show a wide variety of land and forest uses in the area, including reserves. But in reality, virtually all of the land is increasingly being devoted to oil palm production.

阿里巴巴的“互联网+扶贫”实践

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这是纪念10月17日国际消除贫困日的中国系列博客文章中的的一篇,中国对全球减贫事业的贡献超过世界任何国家,中国正在全力实现到2020年消除极端贫困的宏伟目标。 点击此处浏览系列中其他博客。

阿里巴巴对于贫困地区的“互联网+扶贫”最早始于2009年对四川省青川县的震后援建。阿里巴巴的核心思路是用商业模式扶持灾区经济发展,不仅要帮助灾区人民重建家园,更要通过互联网+赋能,使他们具备致富脱贫的能力。

2014年10月阿里巴巴发布了农村战略,在接下来的3-5年,将拿出100亿元投入到1000个县的10万个行政村,用于当地电子商务服务体系建设。

阿里巴巴“互联网+扶贫”的落地分为三个层面。一是给贫困地区带来便捷实惠的商品和生活服务。如消费品下乡、农产品进城、手机充值、生活缴费、购买车票、预定宾馆等,此外还包括小微金融、远程医疗、在线教育等。二是为农村经济和社会提供可持续发展的生态支持。包括对地方官员的互联网意识、地方企业的互联网转型能力,以及返乡青年或普通农民的互联网技能的培训和建设。三是帮助贫困地区建立起新经济基础设施,包括物流、支付、金融、云计算、数据等。

至2016年上半年,阿里巴巴通过农村淘宝项目已经在全国29个省近400个县(包括94个国家级贫困县和95个省级贫困县)的1.8万个村建立起了“互联网+”服务体系,招募了2万余名合伙人或淘帮手。2016年7月,农村淘宝启动以服务为核心的3.0模式,合伙人将由创业者演化为乡村服务者,村级服务站也将升级为当地的生态服务中心、创业孵化中心和公益文化中心。

阿里巴巴的“互联网+扶贫”实践,包括了在电商、就业、金融、旅游、教育、健康等多个领域的创新。

An example of how private corporations can help end poverty in China: Alibaba and the “Internet + Poverty Reduction”

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This blog is part of a series produced to commemorate End Poverty Day (October 17), focusing on China – which has contributed more than any other country to global poverty reduction – and its efforts to end extreme poverty by 2020. Read the blog series here. 

Following a 2009 earthquake in Qingchuan County, Sichuan Province, Alibaba introduced the “Internet + Poverty Reduction” model, with the core concept to boost economic development in the affected areas with a business model that empowers people to move out of poverty using the Internet.

Alibaba announced its rural e-commerce strategy in October 2014, with a plan to invest RMB100 million (about $14.8 million) over the next three to five years in the development of local e-commerce service systems for 1,000 counties with 100,000 villages.

The program provides valuable services in three areas:
  1. Easy and affordable access to goods and services in poor areas including: delivery of consumer goods to rural areas and farm produce to cities, mobile phone recharge, utility bills payment, booking airline and train tickets, making hotel reservations, as well as microfinance, online medical consultation, and online learning;
  2. Provision of ecosystem support for sustainable rural development, including raising awareness about the Internet among local officials, building the capacity of local firms to use the Internet for business, Internet skills training for young people and farmers; and
  3. Infrastructure development for the new economy, including logistics infrastructure, payment systems, financial services, cloud computing and data collection. 
By mid-2016, Alibaba’s Rural Taobao Program established “Internet+” service systems in 18,000 villages in 400 counties (including about 200 poorest counties) in 29 provinces, and recruited more than 20,000 Taobao partners and helpers. In July, Rural Taobao launched its service-based 3.0 model, upgrading partners to rural service providers and village service stations to local service centers, business incubators and public-benefit cultural centers.
Alibaba’s “Internet + Poverty Reduction” features a number of innovations including e-commerce, job creation, access to finance, tourism development, education and healthcare.

The FinTech revolution: A perspective from Asia

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Will cash and checks still exist 15 or 20 years from now given the increasing digitization of money? Is the smartphone our new bank? Will many people working in the financial sector industry lose their jobs due to growing use of technology, robots, algorithms, and online banking? Is financial technology (FinTech) the solution to providing financial services to the 2 billion people in the planet that still lack access to finance? Will digital currencies and other innovative FinTech products pose systemic risks in the future? What is the best approach to regulate FinTech companies?

Islamic finance in Malaysia: Filling the gaps in financial inclusion

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In the past decade, the Islamic finance industry has grown at double digits despite the weak global economic environment. By 2020, the Islamic finance industry is projected to reach $3 trillion in total assets with 1 billion users. However, despite its rapid growth and enormous potential, 7 out of 10 adults still do not have access to a bank account in Muslim countries. This means that 682 million adult Muslims still do not have an account at a banking institution. While some Muslim countries have high levels of account ownership (above 90 percent), there are others with less than 5 percent of their adult population who reported having a bank account.

แนวคิดสำหรับประเทศไทยในการเข้าสู่ยุคดิจิตอล

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ทั่วโลกได้ประจักษณ์ถึงการปฏิวัติด้านสารสนเทศและการสื่อสารที่ยิ่งใหญ่ในประวัติศาสตร์ของมนุษยชาติ เทคโนโลยีดิจิตอลช่วยให้เราเข้าถึงข้อมูลจำนวนมหาศาลได้ตลอดเวลา ทำให้เราสามารถติดต่อกับญาติมิตรได้ง่ายขึ้น และเปิดโอกาสใหม่ๆ ให้ทั้งเรื่องธุรกิจและการพักผ่อน ดิจิตอลเทคโนโลยีคงจะก้าวต่อไปอย่างไร้ขีดจำกัด

การปฏิวัติด้านสารสนเทศนี้เข้าถึงนับพันล้านคนทั่วโลก และเชื่อมต่อกับคนเป็นวงกว้างขึ้นเรื่อยๆ อย่างไรก็ตาม ยังคงมีคนอีกมากที่ยังไม่ได้รับประโยชน์จากดิจิตอลเทคโนโลยีนี้  โลกนี้จึงยังมีทั้งคนที่มีและคนที่ไม่มีดิจิตอลเทคโนโลยีเลย 

ปัจจุบัน ประชากรโลกร้อยละ 95 สามารถเข้าถึงสัญญาณดิจิตอล เหลืออีกร้อยละ 5 ที่ยังไม่มีโอกาส ประชากรโลกร้อยละ 73 มีมือถือใช้ในขณะที่อีกร้อยละ 27 ยังไม่มี ประชากรร้อยละ 46 ซึ่งเป็นจำนวนเกือบจะครึ่งหนึ่งของประชากรโลกเข้าถึงอินเตอร์เนต แต่คนส่วนใหญ่ยังเข้าไม่ถึง และมีเพียงร้อยละ 19 ของคนทั่วโลกเท่านั้นที่เข้าถึงเทคโนโลยีการสื่อสารผ่านเครือข่ายอินเทอร์เน็ตความเร็วสูง  นอกจากนี้แล้ว ความแตกต่างในการเข้าถึงยังแบ่งได้หลายมิติ ทั้งตามเพศสภาพ ภูมิศาสตร์ อายุ รายได้ในแต่ละประเทศ

ทำไมเราต้องจัดการให้เกิดการใช้ประโยชน์จากดิจิตอลเทคโนโลยี และเราต้องทำอะไรบ้าง?

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