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Featured: Digital Solutions

A machine-learning algorithm can be trained to detect specific features in satellite images, such as roofing material, in order to map the spatial distribution of poverty.  Photo credit: ADB.

A study examines the feasibility of applying computer vision techniques to satellite data of the Philippines and Thailand to produce poverty maps.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted cash flows, including payments, investments, and remittances. Photo credit: ADB.

Digital connectivity is a public good that can lead to new and sustainable growth areas and facilitate cross-border trade and remittances.

Satellite imaging enables extensive analysis of changes in building landscapes, which helps in property evaluation. Photo credit: ADB.

Machine learning and satellite imagery can provide data needed by governments for effective property tax management more quickly and efficiently.

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SDG 4: Quality Education

Industries with highly skilled talent, especially in technology, see higher stock returns and less disruption from COVID-19, while countries that excel in critical skills see lower income inequality. Photo credit: ADB.

Online learning initiatives fill the gap left by school and business closures and show the way forward after COVID-19.

With the introduction of senior high school as part of the move to the K to 12 Basic Education Program in the Philippines, students are taking various tracks to prepare them for tertiary education, skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship.

Students need not just career guidance but also practical information on the enrollment process and available financial assistance programs.

How to best leverage technology-mediated modalities in education is one of the postsecondary education challenges that must be addressed. Photo credit: ADB.

There is a need to explore opportunities for reforming the system structures, content designs, and delivery strategies of postsecondary education.