Using the latest machine learning technology, Tanzania’s Resilience Academy participants helped build a comprehensive map of the city’s trees.

Nick Jones, Vivien Deparday, Nuala Margaret Cowan |

As new data-sharing models emerge, we are seeing threats to privacy, data vulnerabilities, and capacity gaps in data usage in real time. Data collected for one purpose has the potential to…

Boutheina Guermazi, Vyjayanti T Desai, Jonathan Dolan |

Digitizing infrastructure services and industries can lead to tangible benefits around the world. Taking the steps to digitize infrastructure now will result in safer and more reliable transport,…

Carlo Maria Rossotto, Anastasia Nedayvoda |

Air conditioning and refrigeration are essential, but contribute significantly to climate change. To address this, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is launching a new program to unlock…

Alzbeta Klein, William Sonneborn |

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 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has given telemedicine a massive boost. What does this mean for the future of healthcare in emerging markets?

Monique Mrazek, Ruchira Shukla |

To some, artificial intelligence is a mysterious term that sparks thoughts of robots and supercomputers. But the truth is machine learning algorithms and their applications, while potentially…

Giuseppe Molinario, Vivien Deparday |

In this day and age, writing an academic thesis without access to scholarly research or the internet sounds virtually impossible. Yet this is the reality experienced by many university students in…

Roku Fukui, Hassan Hirsi |

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 |

We’re pleased to announce support for 12 projects which seek to improve the way development data are produced, managed, and used. They bring together diverse teams of collaborators from around the…

World Bank Data Team |