In many economies in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as some countries in South Asia, birth registration in rural areas is very low.

Florina Pirlea |

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 |

The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of international statistics on global development. Drawing from officially recognized sources and including national…

World Bank Data Team |

  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 |

© 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 |