ASEAN Digital Generation Report: Pathway to ASEAN’s inclusive digital transformation and recovery

The World Economic Forum (WEF) released a report on the pathway to the South-East Asia region’s (ASEAN) inclusive digital transformation and recovery. The report hinges on a survey of approximately 90,000 respondents from six countries in the ASEAN. It looks at how the ongoing digitalization has benefited their life and society in the real economy, what stands in their way of further digitalization and maximization of such benefits, and how to tackle these obstacles. The main finding of the survey is that respondents trust technology to play a fundamental role in supporting their own livelihoods as well as the economy at large. Additionally, the report sheds light on the ‘flywheel’ effect of digitalisation; users who had first experienced the benefits of technology were more eager to deepen their levels of digitalisation.