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 |

Big Data. Blockchain. Drones. E-Wallets. Artificial Intelligence. These are words that one would expect to hear at the latest conference in Silicon Valley, not during a discussion of Indonesia’s…

Dao Harrison |

Photo: eLearning Africa Rwanda’s progress from the devastating civil war two decades ago to one of the most rapidly developing African countries is a remarkable narrative on development. Twenty-…

Sheila Jagannathan |

Also available in: Français  Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic…

Simeon Ehui |

Photo: Justin De La Ornellas/Flickr When we think about what transport will look like in the future, one of the key things we know is that it will be filled and underpinned by data. We constantly…

Tatiana Peralta Quiros, Santiago Ezequiel Arias |

It is no secret that disruptive “technologies of tomorrow” are now regularly touted as a keystone to addressing a changing climate.  A recent study by IFC shows that building on technological…

Alzbeta Klein |

Development organizations & NGOs need powerful stories to help people connect with their work. Yet how do communities feel after their stories have been shared? After leading the production of…

Tom Perry |

Figure 1: Azure Cognitive Services Algorithm compliments authors’ youthful appearances “Every company is a technology company”. This idea, popularized by Gartner, can be seen unfolding in every…

Michael M. Lokshin, Sardar Azari, Zurab Sajaia |

Photo: Automobile Italia/Flickr Not a day goes by without a new story on how technology is redefining what is possible for transport. A futuristic world of self-driving, automated cars seems…

Nancy Vandycke |

The arrival of broadband internet is set to significantly improve medical services in Tonga. © Tom Perry/World Bank. While some studies predict automation to eliminate jobs at a dizzying rate,…

Jim Yong Kim |