There was a good reason for the recent Global Symposium on Building national ICT/education agencies to have taken place in Seoul. South Korea has demonstrated that making a single specialized …

Galina Voytsehovska |

A power substation in Yingxhou, Sichuan Province was almost totally destroyed in the magnitude 7.9 Sichuan-Wenchuan earthquake in 2008. The statistics are startling. 75% of global flood mortality…

Abhas Jha |

 By Michael Trucano, Senior ICT & Education Specialist and EduTech blogger Last week I attended a brainstorming meeting as part of the World Bank's 'Apps for Development' …

Education Team |

Last week I attended a brainstorming meeting as part of the World Bank's 'Apps for Development' initiative, in preparation for a competition that will be announced in October to…

Michael Trucano |

The very name “brain drain” suggests that high-skilled migration can be nothing but bad for developing countries. Indeed, the prospect of a harmful effect of brain drain is often one of the first…

David McKenzie |

The World Bank recently launched an East Asia energy flagship report in Singapore: “Winds of Change: East Asia’s Sustainable Energy Future” (full disclosure: I&r

Xiaodong Wang |

A free and independent media plays an important role in monitoring public servants and holding them accountable for their actions.  In this way they promote transparency and accountability within…

Tanya Gupta |