A student examines a printed circuit board at a polytechnic in Indonesia. Photo credit: ADB.

Advances in technology are making more jobs obsolete, which means workers need skills to adapt quickly to changes in the workplace.

Seoul was devastated by the Korean War in the 1950s, but the city rapidly recovered and gained economic prosperity, thanks to numerous urban planning projects undertaken by the government. Photo credit: The Seoul Institute.

Urban planners in Seoul shifted from paper-based processes to a computerized system to improve information sharing and decision-making.

Centers of excellence may be used as a policy tool to help supply highly skilled individuals for key sectors of the economy. Photo credit: ADB.

Establishing centers of excellence can be a fast and cost-effective way for countries and industries to create much-needed specialists.

The best time to nurture socioemotional or noncognitive skills is during a child’s early development. Photo: ADB.

One way for the Philippines to close the skills gap is to strengthen the foundations for noncognitive learning.

Distributed ledger technology could revolutionize Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures, which are used by banks to obtain information on their clients. Photo credit: ADB.

By allowing the shared control of data, distributed ledgers can enable innovations that support financial inclusion.

Advances in technology can help aid agencies reach people in need securely, quickly, and more cost effectively. Photo credit: ADB.

A fintech company uses blockchain technology and digital IDs to help ensure that aid reaches the right person at the right time.

The Republic of Korea mapped out a national road network plan that would make highways accessible within 30 minutes from any point in the country. Photo credit: KOTI.

The development of transportation infrastructure served as a linchpin of rapid economic growth in the Republic of Korea.

Finding employment opportunities for the elderly.

Jobs, education and skills development are needed to help elderly people lead a more stable life and contribute to the economy. 

A 3D geographic information system can bring important benefits to water resource management.  Photo credit: ADB

Lessons learned from the establishment of a Water Resources Management Information System in the Philippines.

 

 

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