A detailed map of the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Open Street Map Amateur mappers the world over have long known that they can support global development, from the comfort of their homes,…

Charles Fox, Benjamin Stewart |

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 |

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 |

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 |

All around the world, governments are recognizing the value and potential of Open Data. This is clear from the G8’s adoption of an Open Data Charter in June 2013 (with the G20 likely to follow…

Roza Vasileva |

(Note: China and India were broken out in this graph due to the distorting effect of their populations on the estimations per region.) According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU…

Arturo Muente-Kunigami |

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 |

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an engine of growth and is opening up major opportunities for transformational change. This technological revolution is driven by a…

Nagy K. Hanna |