As governments look to use data to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying infodemic, here are four key criteria they should look at for effective data usage.

Kai Kaiser, Tiago Carneiro Peixoto |

Both governments and development partners need to start thinking proactively about the upsides and downsides of digital data assets.

Jim Brumby, Kai Kaiser |

Data analytics is quickly becoming essential for the World Bank to effectively fight fraud and corruption.

Ethiopis Tafara |

  From time to time, everyone encounters sleek products whose form seems to eclipse their function—an image-heavy website that fails to provide basic information, or a shiny gadget with an all-too…

Claudio Mendonca |

Photo: Mricon/Flickr This Earth Day, we have good reason to celebrate. It’s been a year that saw historic commitments along the path of our collective response to climate change and how we will…

Kevin Taylor, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

The Client Protection Principles: Model Law and Commentary for Financial Consumer Protection (the "Model Law"), recently launched by the Microfinance CEO Working Group, has the potential…

Ros Grady |

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 |

All around the world, governments are recognizing the value and potential of Open Data. This is clear from the G8’s adoption of an Open Data Charter in June 2013 (with the G20 likely to follow…

Roza Vasileva |