Technology serves as a key driver of change and opens new avenues to address the world’s most complex challenges. It is changing the nature of work and challenging traditional production patterns…

Mirai Maruo, David Young |

Photo: UNMISS/Flickr Humanitarian and development efforts serve two distinct and complementary objectives. Humanitarian work focuses on responding to emergency situations in the immediate…

Priya Chopra |

Also available in: Français | العربية| Español Photo: Daniel Silva Yoshisato An estimated 1.1 billion people worldwide cannot officially prove their identity, according to the 2017 update of the…

Vyjayanti T Desai, Matthias Witt, Kamya Chandra, Jonathan Marskell |

Increasingly more aspects in our lives are powered by technology, yet women aren’t represented in the roles that create this technology. In many places there are barriers to simply using…

Mariana Dahan, Melanie Walker |

As you are on your way to UN General Assembly for the official launch of the SDGs, read this: approximately 2.4 billion people in the world today lack official identification (ID), including…

Mariana Dahan, Alan Gelb |

This week, the World Bank is hosting the Data2X and the Gender Data Revolution event to draw attention to some of the most disturbing issues in development. Too many people are still uncounted. …

Mariana Dahan |

Do you believe that information & communication technologies and innovation can help end poverty in your country? Share your reflections and get your voice counted by policymakers and…

Adam Diehl |

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 |

The World Bank’s mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. Over the coming years the locus of poverty will increasingly shift to urban areas. Two thirds of…

Randeep Sudan |