Many communities across Africa still lack access to an all-weather road. A recent World Bank study shows drones can help fill the gap and deliver essential goods or services to isolated…

Aiga Stokenberga, María Catalina Ochoa |

While strengthening the public health sector delivery capabilities and domestic resource mobilization remains a priority, private providers also play a key role in serving a sizable proportion of…

Sneha Kanneganti |

Advances in technologies like satellites and smartphones have transformed maps as we know them. The gold standard map is now digital. It is accessible – open data approaches mean that map data can…

Vivien Deparday, Grace Anna Doherty, Mira Lilian Gupta, Nuala Margaret Cowan |

An experiment in rural Tanzania tests the impact of a phonebook app that connects rural firms to customers and suppliers.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Through their renewed road safety partnership, the World Bank and Bloomberg Philanthropies aim to save an additional 600,000 lives on the road, and prevent up to 22 million injuries.

Giannina Raffo, Alina Florentina Burlacu, Monjurul Hoque Mohammod Arif Uddin, Juan Miguel Velásquez |

Public Financial Management (PFM) applies to the way government budgets are allocated, spent, and accounted for in the implementation of policy. Strategic purchasing in health relates to how…

Moritz Piatti, Sheila O’Dougherty, Mariam Ally |

In Tanzania we have now opened all schools, colleges and universities, and we are hopefully going to stay in this post coronavirus (Covid-19) world. If we want technology to really revolutionize…

Gemma Todd |

On July 1, 2020, the World Bank announced that the Tanzanian economy had been upgraded from low to lower-middle income status. So, what does that mean? Below, we answer some of the most frequently…

William G. Battaile |

According to World Bank, almost one in three Tanzanian girls marry as children, and almost one in four have their first child before the age of 18. These high numbers imply that child marriage in…

Davis Mazula |

Rural roads are conceived primarily for cars and trucks, yet most residents in developing countries do not have access to motorized transport. How can we change this and design roads that work all…

Ramon Munoz-Raskin, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez |