Rosie the Robot was built to improve social accountability in how members of congress in Brazil spend public funds.

Yasodara Cordova, Eduardo Vicente Gonçalves |

Can the use of Big Data by financial institutions and alternative lenders lead to financial inclusion?

Pratibha Chhabra |

As people in developed and developing countries become increasingly connected and adopt digital technologies, they also become more vulnerable to data breaches and various forms of cybercrime. In…

Jim Brumby |

Here are 7 things you need to know about taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.

Ceren Ozer |

Digital financial services are a gateway for the poor and SMEs to participate in the formal economy. Recent evidence of the impact of fintech as well as its potential going forward is…

Alfonso Garcia Mora |

Alternative data analysis- both quantitative and behavioral - can be used to dramatically bolster financial access around the world.

Sharmista Appaya |

The author with his school friends at Baghdad College in Iraq. © Courtesy of Bassam Sebti In 1992, I went to Baghdad College, a former Jesuit high school in Iraq. A freshman then, I was full of…

Bassam Sebti |

Students line up to wash their hands before eating at Kanda Estate Primary School in Accra, Ghana. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Human capital, that is the set of skills, health and knowledge…

Pietro Calice |