digital economy

How digital can transform healthcare in Asia for millions of people

Submitted by dfabbri on Wed, 10/09/2019 - 15:00

World Economic Forum (04.10.2019) More than half of the people on Earth still don’t have full coverage of essential health services and almost 100 million people fall into extreme poverty from paying for healthcare. In South-East Asia, while some positive progress has been made in achieving universal health coverage (UHC), it isn’t happening fast enough.

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Asia
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France: La dématérialisation des services publics se heurte à l'« illettrisme numérique »

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 09:31

Les Echos (22.08.2019) Les services publics doivent être entièrement dématérialisés en 2022, mais 13 millions de Français rencontrent des difficultés avec les outils numériques. Le gouvernement et les collectivités territoriales ont annoncé la création de dix nouveaux lieux de formation.

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france
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[Report] WHO Europe: Digital health systems

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 09/10/2019 - 08:51

EuroWHO (September 2019) This issue of Eurohealth provides interesting oversight of the key issues surrounding the digitalization of health systems and how together, we can leverage the benefits of digital health.

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Europe
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insight2impact | Africa’s digital platforms database

Submitted by rruggia on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 09:44

Search and navigate 277 online digital platforms across 8 countries. This interactive database provides a rare insight into the rise of African digital platforms and how they are connecting consumers and providers across Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Use this tool to navigate through various attributes of digital platforms, including the types of products and services offered, and the types of payment methods allowed, on each platform.

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Africa
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ICT
Service quality
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Digital Platforms
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How are African digital platforms shaping the economic development conversation? – Cenfri

Submitted by rruggia on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 09:38

African digital platforms are giving rise to new financial needs; creating and bridging barriers to financial and economic inclusion; and revolutionising the informal economic activities of merchants and individuals.

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Africa
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ICT
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Digital Platforms
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The rise of African digital platforms – Cenfri

Submitted by rruggia on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 09:35

Early findings from our African digital platforms and the future of financial services research An increasingly digital and connected Africa is providing new ways for entrepreneurs and consumers to participate in the economy.

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Africa
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ICT
Investment
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Transform Africa Summit 2019

Submitted by rruggia on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 09:20

The Transform Africa Summit is the Smart Africa flagship event. Following four successful editions, the fifth Summit will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 14 – 17 May 2019. Under the theme “Boosting Africa’s Digital Economy”, the Summit is expected to attract over 4,000 participants, including Heads of State and Government, First Ladies, UN Broadband Commissioners, Ministers, Regulators, Mayors & Governors, Public & Private Sector, International Organizations, Industry Leaders, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Young Innovators, Civil Society and Academia.

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Africa
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ICT
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La plateforme vaudoise Batmaid attaquée pour ses conditions de travail - rts.ch - Suisse

Submitted by rruggia on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:06

En quatre ans, la plateforme vaudoise Batmaid s'est taillé la part du lion dans le marché des ménages privés. Mais le syndicat Unia s'apprête à dénoncer l'entreprise aux autorités pour les conditions de travail des 1700 nettoyeuses qu'elle a recrutées. Depuis son lancement en 2015, Batmaid a connu un développement fulgurant. Aujourd'hui, la société compte 50 employés et fait travailler près de 1700 nettoyeuses, sorties du travail au noir, auprès de 10'000 clients.

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switzerland
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Employment policies
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La start-up suisse Batmaid présente au Web Summit de Lisbonne - Radio - Play RTS

Submitted by rruggia on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:02

La start-up Batmaid, qui propose les services de femmes de ménage, a été fondée par deux entrepreneurs lausannois. Elle est présente au sommet sur les nouvelles technologies Web Summit à Lisbonne.

 

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switzerland
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Digitalisation essential for good governance in social security institutions

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:49

Vietnam News (18.07.2019) Information and communication technology resources are vital elements for governance in social security institutions, Ortiz D. Maribel, of the International Social Security Association, said. Maribel spoke at a workshop on good governance for better social security services held on Wednesday in HCM City.

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Asia
Global challenges
Topics
Governance and administration

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