Satellite image and analysis of damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Evan in Samoa. Credit: UNITAR-UNOSAT With crisis mapping’s increasing profile, other organizations have joined the fray. Just this…

Dana Rawls |

Haiti map after the 2010 earthquake. Over 450 OpenStreetMap volunteers from an estimated 29 countries digitized roads, landmarks and buildings to assist with disaster response and reconstruction.…

Dana Rawls |

Photo: SkyPics Studio/Shutterstock Data on the sharing economy (Uber, Airbnb and so on) are scarce, but a recent study estimates that the revenue growth of these platforms has been dramatic. In…

Hernan Winkler |

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 |

Students using new high-speed Internet in Tonga. Photo: World Bank Group For private financiers, official government support to information and communications technology (ICT) projects might seem…

Jeff Delmon |

A waste collection site in Dar es Salaam,   Tanzania. Photo: Cecilia Paradi-Guilford Plastic waste, in particular PET, which is typically found in soda bottles, is becoming abundant in African…

Cecilia Paradi-Guilford, Scott Henry |

How valuable are lessons of experience in PPPs from other countries? Legislative and regulatory environments differ, as do market conditions and the overall investment climate. So replicating a…

David Lawrence |

Prior to about 2005, for many tourists their Jamaican vacation was ruined at the last minute, by the hot and overcrowded conditions inside Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport. Fast…

S. Brian Samuel |