#DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 Hackathon Winners Showcase

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#DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 Hackathon Winners Showcase

21 August 2020

 

ADB teamed up with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) for a virtual challenge to crowdsource digital solutions for Asia and the Pacific economies reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Winners of the first two events presented their solutions to the questions of how to track the pandemic impacts in real-time and how to use technology to give smaller firms access to finance.

Attendees engaged with the winning teams and learned how hackathons can be used to generate ideas to tackle major development problems and see ways to link diverse datasets to accurately nowcast key economic variables such as GDP and inflation. They also examined the accuracy of these models in times of financial crisis for a range of countries, explored how store owners and their vendors’ supply chain data could be used to de-risk working capital loans, and discovered how monitoring microentrepreneurs’ inventory repurchases can be used as an early warning of credit defaults. 

(Part 7 of the Asian Impact: ADB Research in Action webinar series)

 

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
21 Aug 2020 Presentation Shaping the New Normal: #DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 ADB-AIM Hackathon 2020
This presentation gave an overview of ADB and AIM's joint #DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 Hackathon initiative.   
Ozzeir Khan
21 Aug 2020 Presentation Nowcasting the Economic Impact of COVID-19 Challenge
This presentation gives a brief overview of the Nowcasting the Economic Impact of COVID-19 Challenge under the #DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 ...
Lakshman Nagraj Rao
21 Aug 2020 dData
This presentation showcased dData, the winning team of the Nowcasting the Economic Impact of COVID-19 Challenge.
Alex de Ville
21 Aug 2020 Presentation Digital Technology to Increase Credit Access to MSMEs Challenge
This presentation gives a brief overview of the Digital Technology to Increase Credit Access to MSMEs Challenge under the #DigitalAgainstCOVID...
Aimee Hampel-Milagrosa
21 Aug 2020 Presentation Suki Plus
This presentation showcased Suki Plus, the winning team of the Digital Technology to Increase Credit Access to MSMEs Challenge.
Ava de Guzman

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