Malnutrition is rampant in rural India and a leading cause of child mortality. In 2015, the Grameen Foundation’s  Rajasthan Nutrition Project attempted to improve nutrition in rural communities by…

Isis Gaddis, Talip Kilic, Valérie Lechene, Alexander Wolf |

Growing a business is not easy, and for women firm owners the challenges can be acute, especially when they are poor and run subsistence level firms. In developing countries, 22 percent of women…

Mayra Buvinic, Joao Montalvao, Amy Copley |

The 2018 World Development Report (WDR), Learning to Realize Education’s Promise, launched this week.  While it draws on research and collective experience—both from within and outside the World…

Deon Filmer, Halsey Rogers |

Inorganic fertilizer use by smallholder farmers is one way to boost soil fertility and associated crop-yields and farm incomes. Yet fertilizer use remains the lowest where yield increase is needed…

Guigonan Serge Adjognon, Anuja Kar |

Evaluate the following statements according to whether they are “not at all true”, “hardly true”, “moderately true” or “exactly true”: I can always manage to solve difficult problems if I try hard…

Maira Reimao |

Advances in earth observation, computing power, and connectivity have tremendous potential to help governments, and us at the World Bank, support better land management, and ultimately reduce…

Klaus Deininger |

【概要】 地球観測の精度向上、コンピュータの性能拡大、通信機能の進展は、各国政府、世界銀行による効果的な土地管理を可能にし、ひいては貧困削減と繁栄の共有促進にも役立つ大きな可能性を秘めている。 このような技術は、世界銀行の取組み領域を以下の3つの観点で大きく変えることになるだろう。

Klaus Deininger |

I have spoken only once before at the UN. I was then just a professor and was invited to speak on my research on labor market regulation. I was told it would be a distinguished audience. However,…

Kaushik Basu |

The question has been asked often in the context of the post-2005 commodity price boom. In a recently published working paper, What drives local food prices? Evidence from the Tanzanian maize…

John Baffes, Varun Kshirsagar |

Achieving shared prosperity, one of the World Bank’s twin-goals, isn’t just a middle-income country’s preoccupation. It has a special resonance in Tanzania, a US$1, 000 per capita economy in East…

Nadia Belhaj Hassine, Albert Zeufack |