All Google Search data points included in this report are from Google Trends, Sep 2019 Aug 2020 vs. Sep 2020 Aug 2021, unless otherwise indicated.

46 IMFBlog, “The Future of Asia: What a Difference a Year Can Make,” March 17, 2021.

47 UNESCO, UNICEF and The World Bank, “What have we learnt? Overview of findings from a survey of ministries of education on national responses to COVID-19,” 2020.

48 The World Bank, “Uneven Recovery Drives Growing Inequality Across East Asia and the Pacific,” March 25, 2021.

49 UN News, “Bridging Asia-Pacific digital divide’ vital to realize tech benefits,” Aug. 18, 2020.

50 IAMAI/Kantar, ICUBE 2020 Report, 2020.

51 Edelman, Trust Barometer Special Report, 2021.

52 Edelman, Trust Barometer Special Report, 2021.

53 CSA Research/Kantar, Can’t Read, Won’t Buy, 2020.

54 Asian Development Bank, Basic Statistics, 2021.

55 GWI Q2, 2021.

56 Google commissioned Ipsos Research Private Limited (India), IN, n=1981, 18-45 years, Dec. 2020 Jan. 2021.

57 Google/Kantar, Apps: How to realize their full value research, PK, n=374, online/offline respondents aged 18 to 64, 2021.

58 Edelman, Trust Barometer Special Report, 2021.

59 Edelman, Trust Barometer Special Report, 2021.

60 Edelman, Trust Barometer Special Report, 2021.