At the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund in Bali, Indonesia, the World Bank highlighted the importance of human capital for economic development.   Central to...

Julia Liberman, Rachel Cooper, Victoria Levin |

We’re pleased to announce support for 12 projects which seek to improve the way development data are produced, managed, and used. They bring together diverse teams of collaborators from around the...

World Bank Data Team |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice....

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

[[tweetable]]Medellin, Colombia is experiencing an extraordinary transformation.[[/tweetable]] Although it was known during the 1980s and most of the 1990s as the most violent city of the world,...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Pamela Sofia Duran Vinueza |

  The job creation challenge is intensifying. And the next generation of productive alliances must tap its potential more proactively. What are the best ways to optimize this approach towards...

Ethel Sennhauser, Francisco Obreque |

Forest monitoring efforts in Phu Khao Khouay, Vientiane Province, Laos PDR. Photo credit: Hannah McDonald If ever there was a year to make significant progress on forest conservation and climate...

Ellysar Baroudy |

At this week's UN Sustainable Development Summit, the world's oceans will be getting the attention they have long deserved -- but not always received. They are the focus of Sustainable...

Paula Caballero |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several...

Valerie Lorena |

Change is what development is all about. The hard part, as the well-chosen title of a new World Bank book makes clear, is persuading the right kind of change to put down roots and flourish....

Heather Lyne de Ver |