In the face of COVID-19, Somalia's education system has been scrambling to transition to online learning. The situation has created many challenges, but also a few unexpected opportunities.…

Roku Fukui, Abdullahi Bihi Hussein |

How can we connect women in fragile settings to the digital economy—and the countless job opportunities that come with it?

Danielle Robinson, Aisha Sani, Zainab Rahima Aminu |

While many private companies have fully embraced digital technology, adoption in the public sector has been slower. As we prepare for the "new normal," how can we help governments catch…

Samia Melhem, Maryam Lawal, Sajitha Bashir |

Photo: UNSOM/Flickr Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu is defined by a complex mix of challenges and opportunities. Despite political and economic struggles, Somalis are innovating to break the…

Roku Fukui, Christopher James Arderne |

In the 1990s and early 2000s, the World Bank Group and other development partners actively promoted the mobile revolution, opening up telecommunication sectors that were largely monopolistic and…

Pierre Guislain |

  Photo: Cilmi Waare/Radio Mogadishu Somalia’s ICT sector – particularly mobile communications – is already one of the brightest spots in its economy. It could soon reach a tipping point where…

Rachel Firestone, Tim Kelly, Axel Rifon |

What is online outsourcing, and how could countries leverage it to create new jobs for youth and women? Those are questions we will help answer as part of an upcoming report and toolkit. The World…

Cecilia Paradi-Guilford, Siou Chew Kuek |

We are witnesses to the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities around the world, in both developed and developing countries. In my previous blog post, I showed this trend and the studies that…

Victor Mulas |

Nigeria's Ministry of Communication Technology is advancing a wide range of ICT initiatives, ​including a National Broadband Development Plan.  Nations cannot be competitive, innovate and…

Luda Bujoreanu |