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Connecting in Malawi: Using the Internet to Reach the Poor, Isolated, and Women

Building for a digital economy requires access to the information and communications on the internet. Digital Malawi aims to bring the internet to people in Malawi. The idea is to "leapfrog" into the 21st century.

 

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Bringing the Internet to the Unconnected in Malawi

Digital Malawi aims to use 21st century technology to “leapfrog” into the digital future, bringing the internet to millions of users. With connectivity, farmers will be able to access market information, people can get healthcare, and more.

 

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How the Internet Promotes Development Benefits and Risks

The World Bank’s online course on “Digital Dividends” launched in the fall of 2017. Here’s a bite-sized look at some of the course content. Join Deepak Mishra, a macro-fiscal management expert at the World Bank, as he looks at how the internet promotes development: risks and benefits.

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How the Internet Promotes Development Analysis and Policy

The World Bank’s online course on “Digital Dividends” launched in the fall of 2017. Here’s a bite-sized look at some of the course content. Uwe Deichmann, a senior urban specialist at the World Bank, examines how the internet promotes development, with a look at analysis and policy.

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Digital Development Helping the World Enter the Context Economy

The World Bank’s online course on “Digital Dividends” launched in the fall of 2017. Here’s a bite-sized look at some of the course content. Tech evangelist Christopher Surdak discusses how to help the world enter the context economy.

 

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Accelerating Growth More Trade, Higher Productivity, and Greater Competition

The World Bank’s online course on “Digital Dividends” launched in the fall of 2017. Here’s a bite-sized look at some of the course content. Boutheina Guermazi, a Practice Manager in the World Bank’s Transport and Digital Development Global Practice, addresses ways to accelerate growth—more trade, greater productivity and competition.

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Expanding Opportunities Creating Jobs and Boosting Labour Productivity

The World Bank’s online course on “Digital Dividends” launched in the fall of 2017. Here’s a bite-sized look at some of the course content.  Join Jane Treadwell, a Practice Manager in the World Bank’s Transport and Digital Development Global Practice, as she looks at expanding opportunities, creating jobs and boosting labor productivity.

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Delivering Services Connecting for a Capable and Accountable Government

The World Bank’s online course on “Digital Dividends” launched in the fall of 2017. Here’s a bite-sized look at some of the course content.  Click for Stephen Davenport, the World Bank’s Global Lead for open government, as he examines service delivery: connecting for a capable and accountable government.

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Policy Implications Making the Internet Universal, Affordable, Open and Safe

The World Bank’s online course on “Digital Dividends” launched in the fall of 2017. Here’s a bite-sized look at some of the course content.  Tim Kelly, Lead ICT Policy Specialist at the World Bank, looks at the policy implications of a digital future, and ways to make the internet universal, affordable, open and safe.

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National Priorities Making the Internet Work for Everyone

The World Bank’s online course on “Digital Dividends” launched in the fall of 2017. Here’s a bite-sized look at some of the course content. Listen to Samia Melhem, the World Bank’s Global Lead for digital development, as she discusses national priorities and how to make the internet work for everyone.

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Six digital technologies to watch

The World Bank’s online course on “Digital Dividends” launched in the fall of 2017. Here’s a bite-sized look at some of the course content.  Randeep Sudan, an advisor to the Transport and Digital Development Global Practice at the World Bank, looks at six digital technologies to watch.

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Strengthening the analog foundation of the digital revolution Conclusion

The World Bank’s online course on “Digital Dividends” launched in the fall of 2017. Samia Melhem, the World Bank’s Global Lead for digital development, wraps up our bite-sized look at some of the course content with ideas on strengthening the analog foundations of the digital revolution.

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Jim Yong Kim Speech: Unleashing Innovative Technologies for Development

In a speech at the 2018 Mobile World Congress, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim points to the power of big data to streamline, improve and even transform development. Watch here

 

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Transforming Transportation 2018: Realizing Sustainable Mobility for all in the Digital Era

New digital tools to make transportation smarter, cleaner and more efficient are quickly changing the way people move. Experts discussed the changes at the Transforming Transportation conference. Watch here

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 Ensuring an Enabling Environment for Digital Development

How to best ensure that everyone has access to the digital future? How to connect the 4 billion without internet access? What are the next steps in making sure the digital revolution is inclusive? Participants in a seminar at the World Bank took on these big questions, and more. Watch here

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 Global Connect Initiative with U.S Secretary of State John Kerry

The Global Connect Initiative is a U.S. State Department project designed to make internet access a fundamental part of development. More than 40 countries have joined the Initiative, with the goal of bringing an additional 1.5 billion people online by 2020. At the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in 2016, then-Secretary of State John Kerry joined World Bank President Jim Kim and others to discuss progress. Watch here

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 World Development Report 2016

There are about 1.1 billion people in the world who can’t prove who they are. Without an unique, secure identity, people don’t have access to schools, banking, and social programs. India is using biometrics in a vast program to give everyone a digital ID, a project that’s having an impact on people’s lives. Watch here

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 Transforming People's Lives: Mobile Money in Kenya

Phone-based mobile money has had a huge impact in Kenya ever since its launch in 2007. Access to mobile money has reduced poverty in Kenya, particularly among female-headed households. Watch here

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