Angel Gurría: Making the digital age work for ASEAN
[Nikkei Asian Review] The OECD aims to help close internet access gaps and foster vital skills.
" Policymakers and the private sector in Southeast Asia are facing the challenge of how to cope with the digital age".
Southeast Asia is one of the world's most dynamic regions, with vast endowments of natural resources, an increasingly diversified economy, an expanding middle class and growing global influence. With the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, the bloc is generating even more opportunities for growth and employment (...).
The ongoing digital transformation of the region's economies and societies promises to spur innovation, boost efficiency and improve services, and by so doing boost living standards and foster integration into the world economy.