Burkina Faso has embarked on a journey to put public data infrastructure at the heart of social and economic development. But what does this mean? And why should ICT and digital data be a priority…

Samia Melhem, Axel Rifon, Pierre Chrzanowski, Abdoul Malick Tapsoba |

"The average length of time that refugees spend in camps is 17 years." This cruel statistic has been quoted many times, influencing our perception of refugee crises as never-ending…

Xavier Devictor, Quy-Toan Do |

The Chinese word for MOOC is ... MOOC If you want to see the future of online education, lots of people will tell you to head out to Silicon Valley or New York City or Cambridge (either of them)…

Michael Trucano |

Literally translated Burkina Faso means “land of the upright people.” It has long been one of West Africa’s most stable countries, despite having one of world’s lowest GDPs and being surrounded by…

Liz Carolan |

consider this picture MOOCs -- massively open online courses of the sort that can simultaneously enroll thousands, even tens of thousands, of learners simultaneously -- have been a hot topic of…

Michael Trucano |

young men on the move in Bobo-Dioulasso A delegation of French businesses, together with some of their African partners, visited the World Bank last month to share lessons emerging from their…

Michael Trucano |

Last year on this blog, I asked a few questions (eLearning, Africa and ... China?) as a result of my participation in a related event in Dar Es Salaam where lots of my African colleagues were ‘…

Michael Trucano |

sisters in development? Earlier this year, over 1700 participants from over 90 countries attended eLearning Africa (previous blog post here) to share lessons and make contacts at what has evolved…

Michael Trucano |

A free and independent media plays an important role in monitoring public servants and holding them accountable for their actions.  In this way they promote transparency and accountability within…

Tanya Gupta |