Tendencias y Estudios / Digitalización

Southeast Asia Going Digital

The digital transformation opens a range of opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  SMEs play a vital role in Southeast Asia (SEA) through their contribution to employment and inclusive growth. However, SMEs face significant barriers related to access and use of digital technologies that prevent them from achieving their full potential. They are lagging behind in the digital transition.

The report examines opportunities related to the access to and use of digital services by SMEs in SEA, and aims to provide sound policy analysis to foster an enabling environment for the digital transformation to flourish. Most importantly, this report is designed to share good practices in the region that harness broadband-based services for increased productivity and social welfare and, ultimately, to promote regional integration.