IDA at Work

Digital Procurement Transforms Bangladesh
Bangladesh

The government of Bangladesh has initiated an electronic government procurement system that has been rapidly transforming the public procurement environment in Bangladesh.

Papua New Guinea

More than 80% of Papua New Guinea’s population lives in rural areas; limited infrastructure is a major barrier to development. An IDA-supported project has helped connect nearly 500,000 people in rural regions to better telecommunications services.

IDA Connects Samoa to the World
Samoa

An IDA-supported telecommunications project cut high call prices and brought increased competition. From 2002 to 2010, the project helped nearly 90 percent of Samoa's population gain access to a mobile phone.

Mapping for Results

In developing countries, public officials, businesses and citizens are working together to harness the transformative power of ICTs to make services more efficient, catalyze economic development and strengthen social networks. More than 75 percent of people around the world now have access to a cell phone, with the number of global mobile-cellular subscriptions quickly approaching 7 billion.