Contextualizing digital solutions to COVID-19 in developing Asia, via AfterAccess. Updated daily.
Access to the right devices (internet-enabled smartphones), affordable internet services, relevant content in a language known to the user, and the appropriate skills to make use of these digital services are collectively seen to be important to ensure economic and social development.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Sri Lanka that make use of the internet and ICTs for business are better off than those that do not.
Presented by Ayesha Zainudeen and Tharaka Amarasinghe at the 15th ITS Asia-Pacific Regional Conference Bangkok, Thailand, 29 October 2019 The full paper is available here.
Presented by Ayesha Zainudeen and Tharaka Amarasinghe at the 15th ITS Asia-Pacific Regional Conference Bangkok, Thailand, 29 October 2019 The slides presented are available here.
A list of selected media coverage on AfterAccess following dissemination of the Sri Lanka data and report
LIRNEasia comments on the proposed Cyber Security Bill for Sri Lanka - 2019
Sri Lanka performs poorly on digital indicators, awareness of internet and related services does not translate to use, and the majority of social media users in Sri Lanka think that blocking social media during times of national unrest "is the right thing to do".
Presented by Helani Galpaya, Ayesha Zainudeen and Tharaka Amarasinghe on 22 May 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka
LACK OF TRUST IS A KEY BARRIER TO CONVERSION OF USERS TO PLACING ORDERS AND MAKING PAYMENTS ONLINE, SAY THE AFTERACCESS SURVEYS RECENTLY LAUNCHED IN SRI LANKA BY REGIONAL DIGITAL POLICY THINK-TANK, LIRNEASIA.
MANY SRI LANKANS REMAINED UNAFFECTED BY THE SOCIAL MEDIA BLOCKS OF MARCH 2018, ACCORDING TO THE AFTERACCESS SURVEYS RECENTLY LAUNCHED IN SRI LANKA BY REGIONAL DIGITAL POLICY THINK-TANK, LIRNEASIA.
AfterAccess: ICT access and use in Asia and the Global South (Version 3.0)