In the face of COVID-19, Somalia's education system has been scrambling to transition to online learning. The situation has created many challenges, but also a few unexpected opportunities....

Roku Fukui, Abdullahi Bihi Hussein |

The COVID-19 pandemic has given telemedicine a massive boost. What does this mean for the future of healthcare in emerging markets?

Monique Mrazek, Ruchira Shukla |

Angela, on the far left and dressed in red, is a small-holder farmer and entrepreneur in Brazil. She started a banana business that expanded to packed lunches for truckers, college students, and...

Priti Kumar, Abhishek Gupta |

In this day and age, writing an academic thesis without access to scholarly research or the internet sounds virtually impossible. Yet this is the reality experienced by many university students in...

Roku Fukui, Hassan Hirsi |

Photo: UNSOM/Flickr Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu is defined by a complex mix of challenges and opportunities. Despite political and economic struggles, Somalis are innovating to break the...

Roku Fukui, Christopher James Arderne |

Photo: CIF Action/Flickr For most of us, watching the weather forecast on TV is an ordinary, risk-free and occasionally entertaining activity. The weatherman even makes jokes! But when your income...

Diego Arias |

Photo: SkyPics Studio/Shutterstock Data on the sharing economy (Uber, Airbnb and so on) are scarce, but a recent study estimates that the revenue growth of these platforms has been dramatic. In...

Hernan Winkler |

  Blog #1: Five key drivers of reducing poverty in India India is uniquely placed to drive global poverty reduction. The country is home to the largest number of poor people in the world, as well...

Onno Ruhl, Ana Revenga |

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 |

  Photo: Cilmi Waare/Radio Mogadishu Somalia’s ICT sector – particularly mobile communications – is already one of the brightest spots in its economy. It could soon reach a tipping point where...

Rachel Firestone, Tim Kelly, Axel Rifon |