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Microsoft works with the World Bank to boost emerging economies

Technology seems to be everywhere – but for a substantial part of the world, its benefits are elusive. The World Bank’s World Development Report 2016, “Digital Dividends,” released in January 2016, finds that technological changes have not improved access to public services or increased economic opportunities as had been expected. “Digital technologies are spreading rapidly, … Continue reading Microsoft works with the World Bank to boost emerging economies

Addressing Cybersecurity & Transparency in Asia-Pacific with a joint Transparency Center & Cybersecurity Center

With the advent of what has been labelled by some as a new 4th industrial revolution, there is an opportunity for us to enable businesses, organizations and governments worldwide to leverage the latest technology advances and drive toward measurable societal and economic impact so every person on the planet benefits. Technology continues to rapidly evolve, offering … Continue reading Addressing Cybersecurity & Transparency in Asia-Pacific with a joint Transparency Center & Cybersecurity Center

Committed to empowering refugees and displaced people around the world

A Syrian child living as a refugee in Lebanon is far more likely to be gathering cilantro, digging up potatoes, or simply staying home than going to school. There are approximately 800,000 Syrian children in Lebanon, and 75 percent of them are not enrolled in school.  The refugee youth face education obstacles, such as lack … Continue reading Committed to empowering refugees and displaced people around the world

Empowering countries through technology

At the United Nations General Assembly this week we’ll discuss the myriad of ways that country leaders plan to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. 193 countries signed on to these goals last year, which focus on solving major, global societal issues related to economic, social and environmental challenges. We are committed … Continue reading Empowering countries through technology