Digital agriculture has the potential to be a game-changer for agriculture in Indonesia and the country’s startup ecosystem has seen a rapid growth of AgTech or digital solutions for agriculture…

Lesly Goh, Kelsey Wu |

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countries to undertake necessary but expensive measures to protect lives and support economic recovery. Fiscal constraints have heightened the imperative for every…

Carmen Loo |

On the 31st of August, Indonesia gave its 100 millionth dose of the COVID vaccine. A major milestone for one of the most COVID-affected countries in the world with about 270 million people and…

Satu Kahkonen, Aparnaa Somanathan |

A new World Bank study presents estimates of children’s learning loss due to COVID-19-related school closures in Indonesia.

Noah Yarrow, Rythia Afkar |

A new World Bank report, Environmental Challenges for Green Growth and Poverty Reduction: A Country Environmental Analysis for the Lao PDR analyzes the environmental challenges most closely linked…

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana |

In a changing climate—with more frequent, longer lasting, or extreme wind, rain, snow, cold, and heat—how can urban planning and design influence our mobility choices? And how can city governments…

Sandrine Boukerche |

If there is no data, there is no story. That was the answer I received when arguing about the need to examine the intersectionality between ethnicity and gender to identify inclusion gaps among…

Carlos Perez-Brito |

In Indonesia, through the KIAT Guru pilot, communities can monitor and assess the learning outcomes using Tes Cepat, a quick diagnostic test for foundational literacy and numeracy.

Sharon Kanthy Lumbanraja, Indah Ayu Prameswari, Dewi Susanti |

Indonesian women struggle to find middle-class jobs partly because they lack access to the country’s labor market in the first place. Approximately only half of Indonesian working-age women…

Jonathan Lain, Wendy Cunningham |

To become a digital powerhouse, Vietnam will need to offer the conditions that will enable its local operators to adopt and adapt new global digital technologies.

Jacques Morisset |