We are excited to host a two-day conference that will bring together more than 40 government representatives from 12 countries to explore how to maximize the impact of community-driven development…

Anna Wellenstein, Franck Bousquet |

Houses under construction. © John Hogg/World Bank [[tweetable]]Affordable housing is a major challenge across West Africa, where fewer than 7 percent of households can afford to buy their own home…

Martin Spicer |

From Canada to Kenya, nearly every country struggles to provide housing for all its residents. It’s a goal that has become a moving target: Migration – both rural-to-urban and cross-border – is…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Caldwell |

Also available in: Español | Français  | 中文  Machine learning algorithms are excellent at answering “yes” or “no” questions. For example, they can scan huge datasets and correctly tell us: Does…

Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Luis Triveno |

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Dhiraj Sharma, Jed Friedman, Maria Ana Lugo, Daniel Mahler, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

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 |

Today, less than 10 percent of the world population lives in extreme poverty. Based on information about basic needs collected from 15 low-income countries, the World Bank defines the extreme poor…

Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

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Anna Wellenstein, Mika-Petteri Torhonen |

PovcalNet released new poverty estimates last week, indicating that in 2015, 10 percent of the global population were living on less than the international poverty line (IPL), currently set at US$…

Christoph Lakner, Espen Beer Prydz, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe |