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The Digital Accelerator: Revving Up Government in Asia

By Vitor Gaspar and Chang Yong Rhee September 25, 2018 عربي, 中文, Русский A driver from the Malaysian ride-hailing tech startup, Grab, picks up a passenger in Jakarta, Indonesia: digitalization is transforming Asia’s businesses and governments (photo: Afif C. Kasuma/iStock by Getty Images) Asia’s digital revolution shows no signs of slowing down. From e-commerce giants like China’s Alibaba and Japan’s Rakuten, to ride-hailing, and digital payment tech startups, like Indonesia’s Go-Jek...

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5 Things You Need to Know About the IMF and the Sustainable Development Goals

By Tony Annett and Chris Lane July 26, 2018  Version in Русский  The global economic juggernaut is bumping into the boundaries of environmental safety (photo: Infogram). Although we live in an age of unparalleled wealth and technological achievement, billions of people are still suffering from poverty, hunger, exclusion, and conflict. And the global economic juggernaut is bumping into the boundaries of environmental safety, including by changing the climate in a perilous manner...

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Chart of the Week: A Golden Aging for Vietnam?

By IMFBlog July 17, 2017  A worker in a silk factory in Dalat, Vietnam. Encouraging more women to join the workforce and shifting to higher productivity occupations will help the country overcome the impact of an aging population (photo: Gerhard Zwerger-Schoner/imageBroker/Newscom) Vietnam’s demographic dividend is fast turning into a handicap. For decades, working-age Vietnamese made up an expanding share of the population, boosting economic growth and helping to keep retirement and...

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