Corredor Seco, Honduras. Copyright: Angels Maso. World Bank.  A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit the "Federico Boquín" water treatment plant and dam in Tegucigalpa, one of...

Seynabou Sakho, Marco Antonio Aguero |

In Guatemala, Program Leader Marco Hernandez and his team tested behaviorally informed messages in letters to non-compliant taxpayers. © World Bank [[tweetable]]Behavioral science can provide...

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo, Renos Vakis |

It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against...

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

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Talk about ‘growth’ in Latin America has become less upbeat today than a few years ago. That’s no surprise. For over a decade, average...

Katia Vostroknutova, Jorge Thompson Araujo, Konstantin M. Wacker, Mateo Clavijo Munoz |

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 |

También disponible en español Today is No Tobacco Day, a moment in time when we’re supposed to remind ourselves of the many evils smoking brings upon us both as individuals and as member of...

Joana Godinho |

In a new study on gender equality, researchers asked 4, 000 people in 20 countries to describe the gender norms in their communities and the influence those norms have on their lives and their...

Stacy Morford |

También disponible en español y portugués So you may be wondering if those scenes from the movie 2012 are not too much of a stretch after all, huh? In the Hollywood blockbuster, apocalyptic images...

Erick Fernandes |

También disponible en español Since the Great Recession of 2008, there has been a widespread sense of malaise among the American middle class. Their incomes are close to stagnant, employment has...

Francisco Ferreira |

Last weekend, I was fortunate to be at the same dinner party as Jeff Puryear, co-director of PREAL and a luminary in the education field. We got talking about his PhD thesis from 1977, which I...

Nicole Goldstein |