It is estimated that 1.1 billion people have Internet access world-wide. That still leaves out a large number of potential Internet users, or potential costumers, depending on how one looks at it. That's probably why some entrepreneurs have been tackling the issue of how to close this divide.
The year 2007 was an important milestone in modern economic history. While the U.S. grew well, China contributed more to global GDP growth than the U.S. did. That pattern is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Roughly speaking, the U.S. economy is about four times the size of China’s. If the U.S.
"The paradox of the human rights community is that it is an information-processing industry that has limited access to information technology" says Jim Fruchterman, the winner of the Skoll Award for Social Enterpreneurship in 2004 and 2006 and founder of Benetech – an organization that creates technology used by human rights and literacy program workers.
It's that time of the year again when the Rapid Response Unit – a joint World Bank and International Finance Corporation initiative, which hosts the PSD Blog – asks its users for feedback. The survey is short (took me 42 seconds to answer all questions) and as a thank you perk, two responders will win an iPod shuffle red.
This is an exciting time to be working on climate change, especially in the Bank.
After 49 years as a head-of-state, Fidel Castro has announced today he is officially stepping down as Cuba's president.