Photo: eLearning Africa Rwanda’s progress from the devastating civil war two decades ago to one of the most rapidly developing African countries is a remarkable narrative on development. Twenty-...

Sheila Jagannathan |

Also available in: Français  Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic...

Simeon Ehui |

The markets for rural energy access and internet connectivity are ripe for disruption – and increasingly, we’re seeing benefit from combining the offerings.   Traditionally, power and broadband...

Anna Lerner, Roku Fukui, Doyle Gallegos |

Citizens in Nigeria participate in a readiness assessment exercise to identify high-priority datasets Around the world, governments, entrepreneurs and established businesses are seeing the...

Laura Manley |

What is online outsourcing, and how could countries leverage it to create new jobs for youth and women? Those are questions we will help answer as part of an upcoming report and toolkit. The World...

Cecilia Paradi-Guilford, Siou Chew Kuek |

Known as the “Pearl of Arabia“ for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage, the Sultanate of Oman is also striving to adopt economic reforms that are in accordance with global market...

Dr. Salim Sultan Al-Ruzaiqi |

Meet  Joan, a 24-year-old online outsourcing entrepreneur in Kenya. Joan started working online when she was 21 and still in university. Today, she has her own business, employs five people and...

Toks Fayomi |

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (center) and Minister Jean Philbert Nsengimana (left) work with children during the recent "Smart Rwanda Days" conference in Kigali. “Smart” is in. So is...

Samia Melhem, Arleen Seed, Roger Burks |

By Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT for Rwanda Rwanda is steadily moving towards its vision of becoming an information-rich and knowledge-based economy and society, and an...

Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana |

At the end of 2012, infoDev released a study, conducted by iHub Research and Research Solutions Africa, looking at how mobile phones are being used by those at the economic base of the pyramid in...

Tim Kelly, Tonny Omwansa |