Mobility is a precondition for economic growth: mobility for access to jobs, education, health, and other services. Mobility of goods is also critical to supply world markets in our globalized…

Marc Juhel |

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), including mobile phones, are increasingly seen as critical tools to improve public health and health outcomes in Africa. Several experiments,…

Samia Melhem |

With oil in Niger and Uganda, natural gas in Mozambique and Tanzania, iron ore in Guinea and Sierra Leone―African countries are increasingly finding rich new deposits of oil, gas, or minerals and…

Makhtar Diop |

             The debate over how to ensure good health services for all while assuring affordability is nothing new. However, it has recently acquired new impetus under the guise of Universal…

Jorge Coarasa |

Results Based Financing Brings Better Healthcare to African Countries My experience as a doctor who practiced actively in this country did not prepare me for the shock I had during the preparation…

Ayodeji Oluwole Odutolu |

This is the first of a two-part blog series on offline open data pilots recently conducted in Indonesia and Kenya. Part one focuses on Indonesia, while the subsequent blog post will describe our…

Samuel Lee, Felipe Estefan |

If you saw how poor I was before, you would see that things are getting better.   When I hear stories like that of Jean Bosco Hakizimana, a Burundian farmer whose life was transformed by a cow, I…

Joachim von Amsberg |

How do countries and individuals become rich? Human history provides a clue. One of our most defining moments as a species took place some 10, 000 years ago, when a group of humans started to…

Wolfgang Fengler, Wolfgang Fengler, Borko Handjiski |

Growing up in India, mosquito nets were an essential part of life. I slept under them as a child in Bangalore, with their ropes tied to bedposts, doors, closets, window grills—anything that would…

Kavita Watsa |

As we enter the second year of the “Stop TB in my lifetime” campaign, it is time to take stock of where we are and look at the key priorities for attaining this worthy goal.  Beyond the banners…

Miriam Schneidman |