Author

Tiara Permadi

Project Manager at Saraswati | Jakarta, Indonesia


Social entrepreneurship is on the rise in Indonesia, and often using online platforms to promote positive change. William Hendradjaja is Program Director of the Social Innovation Acceleration Program (SIAP), which is fostering the next generation... more »


The digital era makes it easy for us to collect a vast amount of data, connect with people that have similar interests, and create a difference in the world we live in. This opens a... more »


While peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is hailed as a route to create financial inclusion, it still has little impact on bridging the gender gap. Female borrowers are generally seen as more creditworthy than their male counterparts,... more »


Asia-Pacific is currently delivering more than 60 percent of global growth - and is expected to grow stronger. Despite the promising outlook, the region has to manage its demographic transition in order to reach the... more »


China is a unique market, particularly for platform entrepreneurs. More than half of the country's population, or around 731 million people, are already active internet users - 95 percent of these accessing the internet through... more »


Singapore is leading in Southeast Asia for digital healthcare. In addition to the strong internet connection and high smartphone penetration that allow Singaporeans to be early adopters of technology, the country's success is also due... more »


As the world's second biggest fish producer, Indonesia has significant interest in safeguarding its waters from illegal fishing. This has been promoted under the Joko Widodo (Jokowi) administration, whose vision is turning Indonesia into a... more »


The tech industry has been growing rapidly around the world, bolstering global economic growth - and Asia is no exception. Tech start-ups have fueled the economic engine in Southeast Asia, managing to secure massive investments. Singapore's... more »


Blockchain is crucial for development, as it offers transformative solutions to tackle global problems, including climate change and world poverty. Despite the promising future, the technology itself is still far from mature. This, along with... more »


Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 is a highly ambitious vision that will require more than government-to-government means, such as international treaties, conventions, or aid. Collaboration and dedication—involving governments, private companies, civil society... more »