Information and communication technologies (ICTs), including mobile phones, are increasingly seen as critical tools to improve public health and health outcomes in Africa. Several experiments,…

Samia Melhem |

What does open data and development mean for Afghanistan? Last November, the first open data mission revealed Afghans’ interest and commitment to foster knowledge sharing, collaboration and…

Gazbiah Rahaman |

tablets loom increasingly large on the horizon in many places [also available in Thai] Recent headlines from places as diverse as Kenya ("6, 000 primary schools picked for free laptop project…

Michael Trucano |

Por el Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, ministro de la Juventud y Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (TIC) de Rwanda Rwanda está avanzando con paso seguro hacia su objetivo de…

Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana |

With as many as 12 million mobile phone users, mobile is booming in Afghanistan (Credit: USAID, Flickr Creative Commons) Afghanistan has made significant progress in its development since 2001.…

Anushka Thewarapperuma |

  English Jean Philbert Nsengimana, ministre de la Jeunesse et des TIC du Rwanda Le Rwanda poursuit avec détermination l’objectif de devenir une économie et une société de l’information et du…

Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana |

By Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT for Rwanda Rwanda is steadily moving towards its vision of becoming an information-rich and knowledge-based economy and society, and an…

Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana |

As part of the Smart Villages program, Rwandan farmers received training on smart agricultural practices. On June 17-18, there will be a high-level meeting in Kigali entitled Smart Rwanda Days.…

Wayne Burke |

Technology use in schools at reasonably large scale began in many OECD countries in earnest in the 1980s and then accelerated greatly in the 1990s, as the Internet and falling hardware prices…

Michael Trucano |

In preparation for the February 28 ICT Solutions Day, the World Bank ICT team is piloting a crowdsourcing initiative to develop innovative ICT-enabled solutions for client countries.

Oleg Petrov |