26 September 2019

The Digital Economy in Southeast Asia : Strengthening the Foundations for Future Growth

Written by World Bank
Developed by The World Bank
26 September 2019
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the technological rise across Southeast Asia. The report outlines the current technology in place in Southeast Asia while also providing advice for the future in how this technology will impact the region. The effect of consumer protection, cybersecurity and digital payments are all outlined. In big cities, the use of mobile phones for messaging and social media has become ubiquitous. Ride-sharing services and delivery riders using apps to obtain their next booking are changing the face of urban transport and other services. As consumers go online to purchase products, they are recasting the future of brick-and-mortar retail businesses. The impacts of the digital revolution are not limited to a few prominent social networking sites, online businesses, or mobile apps.