Andrew Thornley

The interplay between technological development and jobs has been a preoccupation of late for the world’s preeminent international bodies. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), four regional multilateral development institutions, including the ADB and the Inter-American... more »

Last week, prominent policy think tank the Indonesian Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) discussed recent research conducted with the Asia Internet Coalition that highlighted the astonishing growth of over-the-top (OTT) platforms, such as... more »

Online platforms already facilitate legal processes—such as this example from Singapore—and help people to locate legal services and information about justice processes and options. Impressive steps to digitize judicial systems have been taken in countries... more »

Regulating evolving technologies is a delicate balancing act. Too much regulation can stifle innovation and deter investment. On the other hand, too little regulation can create uncertainties, arbitrary enforcement and—once again—stifle innovation and deter investment.... more »

Diastika Rahwidiati is Deputy Head of Office for Pulse Lab Jakarta and on the POPS Advisory Council. She is passionate about civic innovation, and especially interested in the thinkers, doers and fixers that create positive... more »

The Economist recently published an excellent Leader on how new technologies are revolutionizing health care—from video games that stimulate targeted areas of the brain in tackling attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder to Artificial Intelligence trained to identify... more »

Last July, a blog post in Tech for Korea highlighted a Korean company, Humart, that is promoting an online mental health coaching service, called Trost. This platform is designed to overcome the significant obstacles to... more »

By Stephanie Arrowsmith and Andrew Thornley Stephanie Arrowsmith is Co-Founder of Impact Hub Jakarta.  Andrew Thornley is the Managing Director of Saraswati, a private Indonesian company that manages web publication and outreach for the Partnership... more »

The digital divide is the gap between those who have ready access to internet and the devices that facilitate online connectivity and those who do not. This divide is referenced within countries and also between... more »

Posted By On February 19, 2018

For our first POPS Profile we are pleased to turn the tables on one of the region’s most prolific journalists. Jeremy Wagstaff has worked in Asia for more than 30 years, as a journalist for... more »