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First Person: Turkey During COVID-19

Apr 28, 2020

First Person: Turkey During COVID-19

Throughout Turkey, life is on hold. Here’s how some businesses, residents, and families are managing.

Balloons to Deliver Emergency Internet Across Kenya

Apr 22, 2020

Balloons to Deliver Emergency Internet Across Kenya

Telkom Kenya-Loon partnership will result in country-wide 4G connectivity during pandemic, boosting government services.

First Person: COVID-19 in Kenya

Apr 22, 2020

First Person: COVID-19 in Kenya

One of our writers learns about the personal impact of the pandemic on trying to make a living in Nairobi.

‘Build Back Better,’ Brookings Economist Urges

Apr 22, 2020

‘Build Back Better,’ Brookings Economist Urges

Economist Homi Kharas believes the current crisis will spur major innovations from the private sector—and that the principles of the competitive marketplace should remain intact.

In Latin America, a Logistics Startup Supports Supply Chains

Apr 22, 2020

In Latin America, a Logistics Startup Supports Supply Chains

In the midst of COVID-19, on deserted roads across Latin America, a young Bogota-based company is sending trucks to deliver a wide array of products.

Uncertainty, Fear, and Coronavirus: The New Reality for Africa’s Entrepreneurs

Apr 17, 2020

Uncertainty, Fear, and Coronavirus: The New Reality for Africa’s Entrepreneurs

“This is just a completely new animal,” says Ada Osakwe, the founder of Nigeria’s Agrolay Ventures and Nuli Juice, says. “Things are changing every second.”

Peru Takes the Fight Against COVID-19 Online

Apr 16, 2020

Peru Takes the Fight Against COVID-19 Online

A website originally designed to advise municipal authorities in Peru has taken on an unexpected role—as an information hub in confronting the coronavirus pandemic.

Sri Lankan Start-Up Offers a Lifeline During Crisis

Apr 8, 2020

Sri Lankan Start-Up Offers a Lifeline During Crisis

A ride-hailing company mobilizes its drivers and fleet of vehicles as emergency support for people under lockdown in Sri Lanka.

Indian e-Health Service Adjusts to Lockdown, Meets Heavy Demand

Apr 8, 2020

Indian e-Health Service Adjusts to Lockdown, Meets Heavy Demand

India’s largest online health platform takes on new tasks in real time to keep business running and serve people in more than 100 cities.

"The onus is on all of us to try to do the best"

Apr 8, 2020

"The onus is on all of us to try to do the best"

Economist Daron Acemoğlu believes the only way to defeat COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a global effort, and that developing countries need both more resources and to build trust with citizens.