Given the Bank's recent release of a report on community driven development and a recent New York Times article about the intractability of peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I…

Markus Goldstein |

Open Government is increasingly perceived as a new paradigm for ICT-enabled government transformation offering a number of instruments for improved governance, transparency and innovation.…

ICT Team |

Is Russia’s economy just about to shift a gear downwards? In the decade before the global financial crisis, Russia’s growth averaged 7 percent, thanks to rising oil prices, rapid credit expansion…

Kaspar Richter |

Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player Young men from four formerly war-torn African countries put years of conflict and hardship behind them last weekend as they played each…

Chantal Rigaud |

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Ian Bannon |

Also available in Spanish and French Spending a day at a kindergarten can be eye-opening for an adult. I’ll tell you why. The school in question is what we, in the Russian Federation, call an…

Tigran Shmis |

Open Government is making real inroads in Russia today.  That was the message delivered at a recent workshop organized in Moscow by the World Bank and the Open Development Technology Alliance. …

Jeff Kaplan |

In the late 1990s, an international consultant told me that a proposed electronic health information system in the Dominican Republic was “like Star Wars and will not work in this country.”   Our…

Patricio V. Marquez |

When people think of projects around the world to blanket schools with low cost laptops, initiatives associated with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project often spring first to mind.  On a…

Michael Trucano |

We know that water and sanitation services do not always recover their costs from tariffs. So, if communities or governments are to maintain the infrastructure properly, they depend on the public…

Meike van Ginneken |