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Why the World Bank endorses the Principles for Digital Development

 This post is the first in a series about the Principles for Digital Development. Future entries will unpack the individual Principles through case studies of successes and failures.

Transforming India through Digital Innovation


Girl on cellphone. Aurangabad, India. Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

Making the invisible billion more visible: the power of digital identification

There are an estimated 1.5 billion people around the world, largely in Asia and Africa, who do not have an officially recognized document to prove their identity.  In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than a third of its population faces this challenge and over 40% of bir

Partnership for universal and affordable access to internet

A World Bank Group delegation is attending the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest annual gathering of the telecommunications and mobile industry.

Operationalizing the WDR

In the last decade or so, mobile phones have been appearing in the least likely of places: in the hands of a Masai warrior in the middle of the Kenyan bush, on a fishing boat off the coast of Vanuatu’s Malekula Island, and even on top of Mount Everest.

How the WDR16 Policy Framework is applied in the Union of Comoros

The 2016 World Development Report: Digital Dividends, the World Bank’s flagship report launched on 14 January 2016, presents a policy framework to assist governments in makin