Mobile phones provide an efficient, reliable and cost-effective way of capturing and digitizing data. They also allow for rapid customization and variation in survey design. Building on this,…

Wenyu Jia, Edward Beukes, Justin Coetzee, Philip van Ryneveld |

Even though transport systems generate vast amounts of data every day, this information is often unstructured and underutilized. How can we improve collaboration across the sector to harness the…

Aidan Coville, Alice Mortlock, Arianna Legovini, Nancy Vandycke, Josephine Njoki Irungu, Sveta Milusheva |

It has been said that we now find ourselves in the “Golden Age of Innovation.” While it is undeniably true that we live in a time when the pace of technological change is faster than ever before,…

Caroline Louveaux, Tami Dokken |

“Digital Senegal for Inclusive Growth: Technological Transformation for Better and More Jobs” presents new data on enterprises and households adopting and using digital technologies. Senegal is…

Mark Dutz, Marcio Cruz, Carlos Rodríguez Castelán |

The importance of finance for investment and growth implies that the financial sector is central to the growth agenda in Pakistan. And yet, Pakistan’s financial sector has under-delivered on its…

Namoos Zaheer, Rafay Khan |

The lives of most Congolese have not improved since the Congo Wars ended 20 years ago. Persistent conflict and slow economic progress caused living standards to decline year after year. Most…

Jean-Christophe Carret, Olga Kadima, Cia Sjetnan |

The COVID-19 pandemic deepened the economic divide between Bucharest and Romania's rural regions and slammed small business. Investing in transactional technologies like ecommerce platforms…

Anna Akhalkatsi, Natasha Kapil |

Countries recognize the need for digital transformation to foster economic growth and advance human and social development and the risks and challenges associated with the fast-evolving nature of…

Isabel Neto, Marco Obiso, Marjo Baayen |

Land is the lifeblood of the Ugandan economy. With more than 70% of employment in agriculture, most households in Uganda still rely on land and its economic potential to support livelihoods and…

Qursum Qasim |

A well-functioning digital economy requires widespread access to high-quality internet. Although internet use in Indonesia has nearly quadrupled over the last decade, every second Indonesian adult…

Putu Sanjiwacika Wibisana, Utz Pape, Sailesh Tiwari, Natasha Beschorner |