Six Stories, Six Paths to Development Online Platforms as Drivers of Inclusive Growth
To the hundreds of millions of people in Asia with access to the web, online platforms have emerged as valuable tools for navigating this connected world. In sectors as diverse as finance, logistics, cross-border trade, talent acquisition, household services, and the traditional buying and selling of goods, online platforms are reshaping the way people interact and businesses operate. By 2020, over a billion people in the Asia-Pacific alone will be served by platforms. This paper provides a set of recommendations to policymakers, development actors, and regional and national leaders.