Technology serves as a key driver of change and opens new avenues to address the world’s most complex challenges. It is changing the nature of work and challenging traditional production patterns…

Mirai Maruo, David Young |

Also available in: Français  Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic…

Simeon Ehui |

Nguyen Van Khuyen (right) and To Hoai Thuong (left). Photo: Flore de Preneuf/World Bank Last year, we showcased how Vietnamese farmers in the Mekong Delta are adapting to climate change. You met…

Hyea Won Lee, Vikas Choudhary |

Also available in: Français | العربية| Español Photo: Daniel Silva Yoshisato An estimated 1.1 billion people worldwide cannot officially prove their identity, according to the 2017 update of the…

Vyjayanti T Desai, Matthias Witt, Kamya Chandra, Jonathan Marskell |

The markets for rural energy access and internet connectivity are ripe for disruption – and increasingly, we’re seeing benefit from combining the offerings.   Traditionally, power and broadband…

Anna Lerner, Roku Fukui, Doyle Gallegos |

In the last decade or so, mobile phones have been appearing in the least likely of places: in the hands of a Masai warrior in the middle of the Kenyan bush, on a fishing boat off the coast of…

Pierre Guislain |

Photo: © UNICEF/BANA2012-02020/Jannatul Mawa This week, multilateral development banks (MDBs) and IMF representatives gathered for Third International Conference on Financing for Development in…

Mariana Dahan, Alan Gelb |

Lack of personal official identification (ID) prevents people from fully exercising their rights and isolates them socially and economically — voting, legal action, receipt of government benefits…

Mariana Dahan, Randeep Sudan |

In August 2014, the Government of India approved Digital India, an ambitious national program aimed at transforming India into a knowledge economy and making government services more efficient and…

Rajendra Kumar |

Known as the “Pearl of Arabia“ for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage, the Sultanate of Oman is also striving to adopt economic reforms that are in accordance with global market…

Dr. Salim Sultan Al-Ruzaiqi |