© 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 |

The markets for rural energy access and internet connectivity are ripe for disruption – and increasingly, we’re seeing benefit from combining the offerings.   Traditionally, power and broadband…

Anna Lerner, Roku Fukui, Doyle Gallegos |

The most recent International Women’s Day focused on accelerating gender parity, which makes it a perfect time to highlight the urgent need to boost women’s economic participation worldwide. One…

Leora Klapper, Ruth Goodwin-Groen |

"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race, "  Stephen Hawking. Photo by Dick Thomas Johnson/ CC BY Stephen Hawking has warned that artificial…

Harry A. Patrinos |

“Within two days, I was able to hire the right people from the right locations” -- Employer using Souktel In West Bank and Gaza, women are 19 percent of the total labor force (figure 1). But among…

Indhira Santos, Saori Imaizumi |