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 |

Karibu Mombasa! With those words, the World Bank Group’s network on Financial and Private Sector Development (FPD) this week kicked off a major knowledge and learning conference on development in...

Qursum Qasim |

Pick any country in the developing world. Say, Pakistan. Where are the women entrepreneurs in Pakistan? They start and manage digital-content creation firms serving international clients. They are...

Qursum Qasim |

A few weeks ago, we passed a big milestone in the World Bank Group’s climate change and development work. For the first time, small-scale farmers earned carbon credits from an agricultural land...

Neeta Hooda |

Typhoon Haiyan, the Category 5 super storm that devastated parts of the Philippines and killed thousands late last year, continues to remind us, tragically, of how vulnerable we are to weather-...

Habiba Gitay, Sofia Bettencourt |