Video: Artificial intelligence for the SDGs (International Telecommunication Union) Along with my colleagues on the ICT sector team of the World Bank, I firmly believe that ICTs can play a…

Leebong Lee, Young-Jin Choi |

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 |

The 2016 World Development Report: Digital Dividends, the World Bank’s flagship report launched on 14 January 2016, presents a policy framework to assist governments in making the best use of…

Tim Kelly |

In the last couple of months, we saw some amazing events making the news headlines. From World Bank President Jim Kim’s outstanding lecture at Georgetown University on “Lessons from Ebola”, to the…

Mariana Dahan |

View of Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo: David Davidson/flickr Geographically and historically, Azerbaijan has often been at the crossroads: of trade routes, cultures, and influences. From a telecom…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Zhenia Viatchaninova Dalphond |

A billboard announces the arrival of high-speed broadband internet in downtown Nukua'lofa, the capital of Tonga. Photo: Tom Perry / World Bank You don’t need to be a grandparent or even have…

Pierre Guislain |

The goals of multilateral development agencies, United Nations and World Bank Group are laser-focused on the post-2015 development agenda, calling for transformative change by eradicating extreme…

Sarah McCue |

Co-authored by: Yvonne Nkrumah and Julia Mensah (WBIHS), and Lyudmila Bujoreanu (TWICT)How satisfied are Uganda’s citizens with the services they receive in public health facilities? It’s a…

Kidus Asfaw |

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), including mobile phones, are increasingly seen as critical tools to improve public health and health outcomes in Africa. Several experiments,…

Samia Melhem |

Do you believe that information & communication technologies and innovation can help end poverty in your country? Share your reflections and get your voice counted by policymakers and…

Adam Diehl |