At the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Bali on December 2013, all WTO members reached an agreement on trade facilitation and a compromise on food security issues, a contentious topic...

Bill Gain, Ankur Huria, Kaori Niina |

“It is not data [that] makes you powerful; it is how you use it. That is exactly what our government has set out to do…data empowers not only the holder of it, but also the people who receive it...

Saki Kumagai, Oleg Petrov, Roger Burks |

We’d like to hear your ideas of how Open Data could be used to help eradicate poverty and improve public services in rural India.  We are launching a co-creation and crowdsourcing effort on “Open...

Oleg Petrov |

It’s 38°C (99°F) in Ouagadougou, the capitol city of Burkina Faso, today—and it’s been this hot all week. The end of the warm season is near, but in places like Ouaga (pronounced WAH-ga, as its...

Paul Brenton, Miles McKenna |

At a recent lunchtime presentation, World Bank staff had the opportunity to hear about the progress of the Government of India’s Aadhaar program. Aadhaar, which means ‘foundation’ in English, is a...

Samia Melhem |

Part of the World Bank’s new vision is to step up its efforts to help fragile and conflict-afflicted states break the vicious cycle of poverty. But this is no easy task.   The destruction of...

Massimiliano Calì |