Now, more than ever, we need to be more inclusive in our work. Here is a guide for everyday innovators who will be the future of the technology-for-development sector.
Ken BanksFebruary 10, 2015
At a time when news about Africa has been dominated by Ebola, it’s worth observing that a highly encouraging change has been quietly spreading across the continent.
David BornsteinDecember 17, 2014
People who read, study and follow the “design with the end user” mantra might feel more than ever that they’re doing the right thing, but they’ll simply be reinforcing the outside-in, top down approach without realizing it.
Ken BanksNovember 3, 2014
Thoughts from the chief innovation advisor for the World Bank on how localized innovations scale—calling for a nuanced way to think about scale and a more sophisticated understanding of how ideas and innovations spread.
Aleem WaljiOctober 10, 2014
The world has problems. Big problems. They need big answers, ambitious projects and innovative solutions.…
Ken BanksSeptember 18, 2014
The problems facing us all today require the same boldness that was required to reach the Moon and return to Earth safely.
Ron GaranSeptember 11, 2014
While solutions may be context-specific at the bottom of the pyramid, the social innovation processes used to get to answers can be shared and scaled across geographies.
Aleem WaljiSeptember 10, 2014
If we continue treating complex problems as complicated, we will continue to prescribe remedies with little regard for context and variation—the World Bank’s Innovation Labs director explains why.
Aleem WaljiSeptember 4, 2014
What would it take to identify promising innovations faster, more often, and with the full might of public and private partners? That is the challenge before us.
Aleem WaljiAugust 7, 2014
National Geographic Emerging Explorer and entrepreneur details misconceptions in development and explains how technology changed his life.
Unreasonable MediaJuly 20, 2014
Major corporations have demonstrated no meaningful interest in the bottom-of-the-pyramid market, and it seems unlikely to do so in the future because it squanders resources. Who will fix this disconnect?
Paul PolakJuly 3, 2014
Success in nascent markets requires a commitment to agility and constant refinement. Entrepreneurs bypass the bureaucracy of multinational corporations leaving them better equipped to fight for those at the bottom of the pyramid.
Paul PolakJune 26, 2014