The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Implications for Asian Development Cooperation

29 January 2021

In her chapter on the potential of ASEAN's digital transformation, JJN President and Executive Director Sabina Dewan explores employment impacts of the region's major digital trends and how regional cooperation is critical to leverage economic advantages.

JJN President and Executive Director Sabina Dewan contributed the first chapter to the recently launched publication “The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Work. Implications for Asian Development Cooperation” by the KDI School of Public Policy and Management (South Korea) and The Asia Foundation.

She examines how major digital trends – Automation, Knowledge Economy, and Labor Platforms – across the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) impact employment, labor markets, and livelihood opportunities.

Exploring the differences in diffusion of and people’s access to technology across ASEAN, she highlights the value of working together to leverage the economic advantage of the region’s digital transformation.