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Paul Kagame: Digital President Leading a Technology Movement

By Uwimana Basaninyenzi. 4th December 2013 Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, has been dubbed the “digital president” by international organizations, journalists, and politicians alike. A recent article inWired Magazine provides a compelling review of numerous technology initiatives that President Kagame has spearheaded in the last decade, making it clear why he’s been given this title....

Trade Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific: New Game, Old Rules?

By Swarnim Wagle. 3rd December 2013 Negotiations over one of history’s most ambitious trade deals have taken another step towards defining the future of Trans-Pacific trade. The latest round of discussions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) wrapped up this past weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. Negotiators are believed to have made headway on a number of...

Relevant and Essential: ICT for the New Bank

BY DEEPAK BHATIA. 18th November 2013 As some of you may have heard, the World Bank is in the middle of an extensive change process, with the goal of making us more responsive and nimble in addressing the needs of our client countries. In the ICT Practice, we are convinced that an important part of...

Imagining a ‘Smart Country’ – Such as Rwanda

Smart development” and “smart solutions” are the use of information and communication technologies to tackle pressing development problems, such as poverty and access to basic services. 29th july Everyone is talking about “smart development” and “smart solutions” – the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to tackle the most pressing development problems such as...