Photo credit: STARS/Flickr Enabling a robust market for information and communications technologies (ICTs) is fundamental to rebuilding fragile and conflict affected states (FCSs) and addressing…

Mark Jamison |

The investment of pension fund assets has moved from an obscure topic for actuaries, to an issue which raises political attention at the highest level. This is for the simple reason that it…

Elias Masilela, Fiona Stewart |

  Telenor believes in empowering societies. Motivated by the prospect of building something that can make a difference for customers with very limited access to traditional financial services, we…

Yahya Khan |

While 85 percent of participating OGP countries have digitized their public records, only 16 percent are storing them in secure, professionally managed digital repositories. On April 22 and April…

Anne Thurston, Victoria L. Lemieux |

Mobile phone used by vegetable vendor in the Biombo region of Guinea Bissau.  Photo: Arne Hoel Government reformers and development practitioners in the open government space are experiencing the…

Stephen Davenport, Tiago Carneiro Peixoto |

In an era of chronically slow economic growth, what steps can policymakers take to help jump-start productivity, spur employment and build long-term wealth? Recognizing that the private sector …

Christopher Colford |

Two billion people worldwide still lack access to formal and regulated financial services. In 2015, the Bank Group with private and public sector partners committed to promoting financial…

Syed Mohsin Ahmed |

See high resolution here. While countries around the world reap the benefits of an expanding digital environment, development challenges persist, adversely impacting low-income countries from…

Gina Martinez, Boris Rumenov Balabanov |

Riding the Lahore Rapid Transit -   photo: Asian Development Bank Successful leaders —presidents of countries, chief executives of corporations, or middle managers of counties — focus on a few…

Zubair Bhatti |

Many countries around the world are working to improve women representation in the government. If you look at the data from the last 25 years to see which countries made significant progress to…

Ravi Kumar |