If we are entering into the 'datafication' of education, countries will need to define rules and to develop new skills to ensure that present and future technology-enhanced education…

Cristobal Cobo |

Using disruptive technologies can change the way education is delivered by anyone in the developing world.

Joseph S. Barone |

The World Bank Group’s Identification for Development (ID4D) Initiative recently released a consultation draft of the ID4D Practitioner’s Guide for public comments throughout June.

Julia Clark, Vyjayanti T Desai, Jonathan Marskell |

Evidence is clear that climate change is changing weather patterns, increasing the frequencies and intensities of extreme weather events. Unfortunately, those in the poorest communities are…

Ivan Bruce |

© Daniel Silva Yoshisato According to the World Bank Group’s 2018 #ID4D Global Dataset, an estimated one billion people around the globe face challenges in proving who they are. They struggle to…

Vyjayanti T Desai, Anna Diofasi, Jing Lu |

Celebrating education. (Photo: World Bank) As the editor of the World Bank’s education blog, I get weekly submissions from our education experts from all corners of the globe. Provocative and…

Anne Elicaño-Shields |

  From time to time, everyone encounters sleek products whose form seems to eclipse their function—an image-heavy website that fails to provide basic information, or a shiny gadget with an all-too…

Claudio Mendonca |

In the last decade or so, mobile phones have been appearing in the least likely of places: in the hands of a Masai warrior in the middle of the Kenyan bush, on a fishing boat off the coast of…

Pierre Guislain |

Photo: © UNICEF/BANA2012-02020/Jannatul Mawa This week, multilateral development banks (MDBs) and IMF representatives gathered for Third International Conference on Financing for Development in…

Mariana Dahan, Alan Gelb |