Frontiers of Inclusive Innovation: Formulating technology and innovation policies that leave no one behind
Science, technology and innovation (STI) can increase the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of efforts to meet the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The successful adoption of existing innovations has enabled many economies to sustain economic growth.
The AI for Social Good Summit Policy Insight Brief I: Four Abilities for Governments to Leverage AI for Social Good
AI for Social Good, a partnership between the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), United Nations ESCAP and Google, released Policy Insight Briefs from the AI for Social Good Summit, taken place in November 2020.…
AI for Social Good, a partnership between the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), United Nations ESCAP and Google, released Policy Insight Briefs from the AI for Social Good Summit, taken place in November 2020. This brief…
Grassroots innovation is a modality of inclusive innovation that enables extremely affordable, niche-adapted solutions to local problems, often unaided by public sector or outsiders.
The report, jointly prepared by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Google, showcases successful models of leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) for improved public services in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
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.
ESCAP’s Innovative Financing for Development in Asia and the Pacific report features a diverse selection of case studies illustrating the development of innovative finance in the region.