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New World Economic Forum Investment Model Set to Transform Digital Adoption

New World Economic Forum Investment Model Set to Transform Digital Adoption

Published: July 07, 2017
Policy levers can transform an unsustainable business case into a financially sound investment, as demonstrated in East Africa's Northern Corridor
In Pursuit of Big Data: An Analysis of International Funds Transfer Reporting

In Pursuit of Big Data: An Analysis of International Funds Transfer Reporting

Published: April 12, 2017
By Anagha Joshi
Disruptive change and civil society organisations in the global South: innovating funder practice

Disruptive change and civil society organisations in the global South: innovating funder practice

Published: December 18, 2016
Halina Ward, Lila Buckley
The Time for Sustainable Business Is Now: Leveraging COBIT 5 in Sustainable Businesses

The Time for Sustainable Business Is Now: Leveraging COBIT 5 in Sustainable Businesses

Published: August 06, 2016
Graciela Braga, CGEIT, COBIT 5 Foundation, CPA
Internet For All: A Key Initiative for Africa's Digital Transformation

Internet For All: A Key Initiative for Africa's Digital Transformation

Published: May 10, 2016
Internet For All is a global initiative led by the World Economic Forum
World Federation of Exchanges Calls for Vigilance and Coordination as Industry Backs Global Cyber Standards

World Federation of Exchanges Calls for Vigilance and Coordination as Industry Backs Global Cyber Standards

Published: April 12, 2016
World Exchange News
Helping Africa to Unleash its Digital Potential

Helping Africa to Unleash its Digital Potential

Published: March 07, 2016
World Economic Forum's Work on Future of the Internet
African Farmers in the Digital Age

African Farmers in the Digital Age

Published: March 01, 2016
Gideon Rose Editor, Foreign Affairs
Keeping the Web Worldwide: Report Highlights Risk of Internet Fragmentation

Keeping the Web Worldwide: Report Highlights Risk of Internet Fragmentation

Published: January 22, 2016
Concern has been growing over the past two years that the global public Internet is in danger of splintering into a series of bordered cyberspace segments.
No Time for Sleeping: But is Our Obsession with the Internet Actually Doing us Good?

No Time for Sleeping: But is Our Obsession with the Internet Actually Doing us Good?

Published: January 20, 2016
Digital media users spend more time online than they sleep
Ensuring Developing Countries Benefit from Big Data

Ensuring Developing Countries Benefit from Big Data

Published: January 14, 2016
Big data is already creating a big impact
Big Data and International Development: Impacts, Scenarios and Policy Options

Big Data and International Development: Impacts, Scenarios and Policy Options

Published: December 11, 2015
Many people are excited about data, particularly when those data are big
ICT can change a way of living

ICT can change a way of living

Published: April 19, 2014
Caroline Figures, managing director of the IICD, gave a lecture on how ICT can foster social change
Unique Portal Launched to Foster Entrepreneurship on Global Scale

Unique Portal Launched to Foster Entrepreneurship on Global Scale

Published: November 30, 2013
A new global online platform for entrepreneurs to share their experiences
A future of African-led development is underway

A future of African-led development is underway

Published: September 25, 2013
Powered by new tech, Africa is leading its own revival
Aid Workers Turn to Text Messaging to Improve Food Aid Delivery to Refugees in the Western Sahara

Aid Workers Turn to Text Messaging to Improve Food Aid Delivery to Refugees in the Western Sahara

Published: July 16, 2013
Communication between beneficiaries and food aid providers
Technology Can Help Africa Leap-Frog Development Challenges

Technology Can Help Africa Leap-Frog Development Challenges

Published: May 25, 2013
Technology can help African countries to solve some development challenges
Paving the way for tech transfer

Paving the way for tech transfer

Published: May 02, 2013
Climate Technology Center and Network
Understanding the users in Technology for Transparency and Accountability Initiatives

Understanding the users in Technology for Transparency and Accountability Initiatives

Published: October 31, 2013
increased use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)