ADBI and UNCDF offer a new tuition-free, e-Learning Course Exploring Women’s Role in Fostering Emerging Digital Economies


TOKYO, Japan – On International Women’s Day, the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have launched a new tuition-free, a certificate-issuing e-learning course on building gender-inclusive digital economies and recovery in developing markets.

Led by UNCDF’s Nandini Harihareswara and available on the ADBI E-Learning platform, Inclusive Digital Economies and Gender Playbook describes typical market constraints women face in the least developed and emerging economies how digital technology use can open economic opportunities and the implications for growth in the COVID-19 era.

The course also details practical solutions for narrowing digital and financial gender divides and boosting economic participation in developing markets, based on UNCDF’s Playbook approach. It focuses on improving women’s skills, access to digital infrastructure and finance, policy, and innovation capacity.

Inclusive Digital Economies and Gender Playbook provide a valuable guide on empowering women to become more outstanding builders of digital economies while serving as a starting point for policy dialogue and development at a country and program level.

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Enhanced Course Certificates

Learners that complete this ADBI E-Learning course will earn a course completion certificate with a unique user ID to verify the certificate holder and QR code that provides information about the course.

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