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EBRD Held A Webinar on “Digitalisation and Inequality”

EBRD held a webinar on “Digitalisation and Inequality” focusing on how digitalisation can open up economic opportunities, and also exacerbate existing inequalities. 

The high-level event featured a fire-side chat between EBRD’s Chief Economist, Beata Javorcik, and MIT Professor Daron Acemoglu, as well as high-level panel of policy-makers and leaders from the private sector, moderated by EBRD’s Managing Director, Alan Rousso.

The panel with Hanzade Dogan Boyner (Founder & CEO, Hepsiburada, the ‘Amazon of the East’),  John Giusti (Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA), Preeti Sinha (Executive Secretary, United Nations Capital Development Fund), and Piret Urb (Head of International Relations, Estonian Information System Authority), discussed the building blocks of an inclusive digital eco-system, how digitalisation can be used as a force for good in the private and public sector, and the role of the EBRD and the broader investor ecosystem in supporting the digital transition.