The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the world's socio-economic system and brought about many changes to how we live and do business. As a result, the Asia-Pacific region as in other parts of the world, saw significant improvements in digital connectivity and digital transformation. Digital connectivity and inclusion have become more critical than ever. However, not all countries in the Asia-Pacific region have benefited from digital transformation. The digital divide within and between countries in the region worsened during the pandemic.