Credit: Kentoh/Shutterstock Billions of people around the world are barely aware of their participation in a trillion-dollar data market. Its growth and impact has been accelerated by the easier…

Siddhartha Raja, Tatiana Nadyseva |

Photo: SkyPics Studio/Shutterstock Data on the sharing economy (Uber, Airbnb and so on) are scarce, but a recent study estimates that the revenue growth of these platforms has been dramatic. In…

Hernan Winkler |

Also available in: French | Spanish Photo: Jonathan Ernst/World Bank Digital technologies have been transforming the global economy. Yet many countries have yet to experience the full…

Nagy K. Hanna |

Burkina Faso has embarked on a journey to put public data infrastructure at the heart of social and economic development. But what does this mean? And why should ICT and digital data be a priority…

Samia Melhem, Axel Rifon, Pierre Chrzanowski, Abdoul Malick Tapsoba |

  [[tweetable]]Digital opportunities are the fuel of the new economy. They have significant impact on both the economy and society.[[/tweetable]] They contribute to growth, create jobs, are a key…

Boutheina Guermazi |

Photo credit: Adam Fagen/Flickr Eight months after the launch of the World Development Report 2016 on Digital Dividends, I am happy to report that our efforts to operationalize the findings are…

Pierre Guislain |

​Being able to prove one’s identity is more than a convenience; it is based on fundamental human rights. ​Identification (ID) is indispensable for ensuring access for individuals to educational…

Mariana Dahan, Randeep Sudan |

Citizens in Nigeria participate in a readiness assessment exercise to identify high-priority datasets Around the world, governments, entrepreneurs and established businesses are seeing the…

Laura Manley |

Back in June I rushed to take a front seat at one of the World Bank conference rooms to hear Dr. Hans Rosling speak. We had met years ago in Moldova, and just like last time, his talk was sharp,…

Luda Bujoreanu |