Digital connectivity has been driving the transformation of smart and future cities, and delivering better outcomes for economies and societies. COVID-19 has accelerated the pace as more are working, studying and shopping on-line, making digital connectivity a crucial tool in the context of pandemic response and recovery. Digital connectivity infrastructure could catalyse the development of new innovative products, services and applications, and successful implementation of the digital agenda is estimated to add USD 1 trillion to ASEAN's GDP over ten years.
Infrastructure Asia has co-written an article with United Nations Development Programme Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development titled "the Catalytic Role of Digital Connectivity", highlighting the progress, challenges and future direction of digital connectivity. Read the full article on Infrastructure Asia's website at https://www.infrastructureasia.org/en/insights/the-catalytic-role-of-digital-connectivity. The article is also featured on the Jakarta Post at https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2021/01/16/the-catalytic-role-of-digital-connectivity.html.
 Infrastructure Asia is Singapore's representative on the ASEAN Lead Implementing Body for Sustainable Infrastructure (LIB-SI).