In February 2017, the British Council and United Nations ESCAP signed a collaborative agreement to promote the growth of social enterprise and impact investment across the Asia-Pacific region as a means of supporting progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Interest in social enterprises in Indonesia is growing alongside increased emphasis on entrepreneurship in general. This is evident in the growing number of events, research, and government activities focused on social enterprise.
The term ‘Social Enterprise’ is relatively new to Sri Lanka, although the practice of employing business approaches and leveraging market mechanisms to address social problems has a long and distinguished history in the country, in the form of co-operatives, thrift societies, and welfare and…
Technology and Inequalities (Ch4 in Inequality in Asia and the Pacific in the era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development)
The relationship between technology and inequality is multifaceted. Technology has enhanced productivity, accelerated economic growth, enabled knowledge and information sharing and increased access to basic services. However, it has also been the cause of inequalities.
As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a revolution defined by frontier technological breakthroughs such as AI, robotics, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things amongst others, it will be critical that these technologies work for society and the environment as well as the economy if we…
The Asia-Pacific Tech Monitor is a quarterly periodical of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) that brings you up-to-date information on trends in technology transfer and development, technology policies, and new products and processes.
Social entrepreneurship has grown significantly across Southeast Asia in recent years. We have seen the emergence of social entrepreneurs, who have stepped up to develop financially self-sustaining solutions to address social and environmental challenges in their communities.
Activist to Entrepreneur: The role of social enterprise in supporting women’s empowerment in Pakistan
Pakistan has repeatedly ranked as the second worst country for gender inequality in the world. In Pakistan women and girls face lack of opportunities, discrimination and violence.
Despite operating inefficiencies and security concerns, digital currencies are becoming a popular method of payment around the world. Digital currencies are not only the domain of developed nations. They also offer opportunities for developing countries pursuing sustainable development.