A waste collection site in Dar es Salaam,   Tanzania. Photo: Cecilia Paradi-Guilford Plastic waste, in particular PET, which is typically found in soda bottles, is becoming abundant in African...

Cecilia Paradi-Guilford, Scott Henry |

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 |

“Digitization” is a relatively niche topic in within information and communication technology (ICT), but the demand for “digitization” in the development field has grown significantly over the...

Kaoru Kimura |

Challenge participants at the Negawatt Weekend kickoff on March 14.Photo: Alison Roadburg As a rapidly urbanizing capital, Accra, Ghana has been experiencing increased economic activity, coupled...

Cecilia Paradi-Guilford |

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 |

The challenge gets underway at Nairobi's iHub. Photo: Anna Lerner/World Bank The Negawatt Challenge is is an open-innovation competition that will leverage a variety of cities’ rich ...

Anna Lerner, Zhenia Viatchaninova Dalphond |

We are witnesses to the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities around the world, in both developed and developing countries. In my previous blog post, I showed this trend and the studies that...

Victor Mulas |