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Inspirational stories from connect:ID – the journey to digital IDs for all

Today marks the end of the connect:ID conference, one of the most influential events in the United States, powered through an alliance with the world’s leading identity industry association.

Does social dimension beat geographic clustering in creating tech innovation ecosystems in cities?

The title of this blog entry is one of the many questions we’ve been asking in our research to identify key success factors for urban tech innovation ecosystems.

Creating a pioneering Open Data ecosystem in Russia

Two years have passed since the World Bank’s information and communications technologies (ICT) team conducted the world’s first Open Data Readiness Assessment in Russia’s Ulyanovsk region.

Mobile services: a game-changer for the greater good

Mobile services are the extension services of inclusion.  Increasingly, the world’s poor – and especially the bottom 40 percent in terms of income – are being reached via mobile devices by government agencies, development partners, banks, companies and others. 

Unveiling the value of mobile identity and its role in the digital economy

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, topics such as Mobile Identity and Mobile for Development and Inclusion stole the spotlight.

Online outsourcing is creating opportunities for job seekers and job creators

Meet  Joan, a 24-year-old online outsourcing entrepreneur in Kenya. Joan started working online when she was 21 and still in university.

What we'll be doing at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress

For a week every year, Barcelona, Spain becomes the mobile capital of the world as thousands from around the world convene in the city for the Mobile World Congress (MWC).

Keeping momentum toward India's digital future

The Government of India has recently announced the Digital India program, which aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.