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Uganda ICT project gets US$75 million injection

Uganda has received a pledge of a US$75 million investment into its Rural Transformation project from the World Bank. The financier is assisting the country with the second phase of the project, which will see easier access to information...

Amid crisis, policymakers embrace mobile banking to reach unbanked poor

Despite regulatory challenges and the financial crisis, policymakers are embracing mobile banking as a means of providing financial access to the unbanked poor. More than a billion people worldwide lack bank accounts, but do have mobile phones, providing a...

Cyber crooks hit World Bank

The computer network used by the World Bank Group has suffered a series of at least six intrusions since mid-2007, according to a report. The World Bank Group was first notified of the intrusions by the FBI in September 2007,...

World Bank’s chief economist for Africa launches blog

Shanta Devarajan, the World Bank's chief economist for Africa, will launch a blog, AfricaCan.org, which will serve as an online forum for sharing ideas on Africa's development. The objective of AfricaCan is to promote conversation and analysis on issues of...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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