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 |

Left photo: Mobile food delivery person. © Artavazd Hakobayan/World Bank. Right photo: Moscow metro map. © news.metro.ru From meal orders to grocery delivery, the online market for food is growing…

Ingrid Katrina Korsgard, Artavazd Hakobyan |

© Flore de Preneuf/World Bank [[tweetable]]One way or another blockchain, that distributed ledger technology we keep hearing and reading about, means greater traceability.[[/tweetable]] And when…

Randolph Kent, Julian Lampietti, Eva Hasiner |

Left photo: Patrick Quade. Right photo: Flore de Preneuf/ World Bank [[tweetable]]Unsafe foods cost developing economies over $110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year[[/…

Colin Finan, Patrick Quade |

Whether matching drivers with riders or landlords with lodgers, digital platforms like Uber and AirBnB push the marginal cost of matching supply and demand to an unprecedented low. Large…

Julian Lampietti, Kyle Farrell |

The business of agriculture and food is driven by data, making it the treasure trove of today’s agri-food system.

Julian Lampietti, Kateryna Schroeder |

  Photo: Shutterstock Apps have revolutionized everything from getting to work, keeping in touch with faraway friends, and dating (though the jury’s still out on this one). Can apps be the…

Julian Lampietti, Randolph Kent |

During my dissertation and post-dissertation fieldwork in Kenya and India, I was often struck by how my interviewees—including political elites—framed the issue of electoral violence. For many,…

Aditi Malik |

Since Dag Hammarskjold first articulated the concept of preventive diplomacy more than half a century ago, the idea that diplomatic engagement can head off violent conflict has been at the heart…

Adam Day, Alexandra Pichler-Fong |

Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict—the flagship study jointly published by the UN and the World Bank—has been touted as an unparalleled, potentially paradigm-…

Hannah Bleby |