Citizens in Nigeria participate in a readiness assessment exercise to identify high-priority datasets Around the world, governments, entrepreneurs and established businesses are seeing the…

Laura Manley |

Afghanistan. Photo by Graham Crouch/World Bank I spent the past 11 years working and living in Afghanistan.  I didn’t intend to stay that long in one country office, but I got swept up in the…

Paul Sisk |

Gateway to the Badshahi Mosque, with Lahore Fort opposite. Photo: Michael Foley If you have ever doubted that the mother of invention is necessity, then look no further than Pakistan.   Pakistan…

Ravi Kumar |

Photo: Johan Larsson/CC “This dengue has become a calamity, ” Saad Azeem said in September 2011. He wasn’t exaggerating. Azeem, a 45 year-old police officer, was “at home suffering from the fever…

Ravi Kumar |

Two recent blogs (Mobile Apps for Health, Jobs and Poverty Data  and Transformational Use of ICTs in Africa) talked about how mobile applications facilitate access to services in the financial,…

Ana Bellver Vazquez-Dodero, Zubair Bhatti |