Digital Against COVID-19: Economic Development
Help shape the new normal with #DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 for Economic Development
BE PART OF SHAPING THE NEW NORMAL
The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out trillions of dollars from the world's economies. Most industries have been hit heavily and unemployment levels are unprecedented. The lower-income groups, including daily wage earners and informal sector workers, are facing even greater burdens than before COVID-19 due to gaps in digital skills and access issues. The challenge faced by the world is how to bring economic activity back.
The pandemic has led to the widespread use of online meetings and platforms for collaboration, project, or workload management. While many had at least partially adopted these technologies, few sectors or entities could claim purely remote operations before the COVID-19 crisis hit. Now it is the norm.
Submit your solutions to one or multiple challenges!
Re-establishing Tourism Confidence through Innovative Digital Solutions
Fast-tracking Tourism Recovery in Southeast Asia
Improving Remote Monitoring of Water Utilities
Smarter ways of managing water operations
Real-time Tracking of Resettlement Implementation
Tracking involuntary resettlement safeguard implementation
Digital Technology to Assess Safeguard Impacts
Improving safeguard compliance
Feel free to check out our past challenges!
Nowcasting the Economic Impact of COVID-19
Use of Big Data to track COVID-19’s impact on economic activity in Asia and the Pacific
Digital Technology to Increase Credit Access for SMEs
Alternative credit scoring for credit loans
Digitizing Waste Collection through Handling, Tracking, and Recycling to Disposal
Solutions to better manage and trace waste
Earth Observation Data
Specific use of earth observation data to measure the economic impact of COVID-19
Digital Solutions for Hard Hit Economic sectors
Developing online marketplaces and platforms
Generate Thematic IDEAS
Share your ideas that tackle issues under economic development!
Ideas for Economic Development
> 3-5 Solutions per Round
> Up to USD 10,000 Grant
> ADB supports the winning team’s solution for further development to undergo pilot testing, incubation, and access to funding sources.
Show potential in creating a challenge that would demonstrate possible solutions.