Studies indicate that in India alone, only 30 percent of the IT workforce is female. Most women in IT start well, but their careers are disrupted five to 10 years in, thanks to marriage or…

Ramalatha Marimuthu |

From this visit to Huimin, it is clear that e-commerce has brought new opportunities to China’s countryside. It has catalyzed local entrepreneurship, brought some migrants back home, reuniting…

Martin Raiser, Xubei Luo |

Bhutan as South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country- with a growth rate of 5.7 percent per year. As of 2017, 37.9 percent of Bhutan’s total population lived in urban areas.

David Mason |

The Digital Youth Summit has grown into a premier platform for connecting youth, policymakers and the private sector around emerging trends in the digital economy. It is a part of an ambitious…

Emcet O. Tas, Shan Rehman |

Public transport has a key part to play in moving people more sustainably and creating livable, inclusive cities. So why is it getting so little attention?

Gurpreet Singh Sehmi, Javier Morales Sarriera |

On February 20, 2015, World Bank missions to Yemen were suspended due to increased security concerns. One particularly eye-opening graphic gives a rough glance at what Yemen would look like if it…

Moad Alrubaidi, Charles Fox |

In Bangladesh, unemployment stems more from lack of the right skills rather than scarcity of jobs. Soft skills can help create an adaptive nature and a lifelong learning culture, allowing young…

Mustahsin-ul-Aziz |

The increased availability of free and open satellite imagery is opening a world of new possibilities for the agriculture sector in developing countries.

Annemarie Klaasse, Chris Aubrecht, Erick Fernandes |

What do you do when there are no schools or not enough teachers? Or even when you don’t have enough money to build all the schools and hire all the teachers that you need? Could so-called '…

Alex Twinomugisha |

Even in the most challenging places, investment and growth are possible. And of all the places most in need of development, the Sahel must sit near the top of the list.

Aliou Maiga |