Here are 7 things you need to know about taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.

Ceren Ozer |

Students line up to wash their hands before eating at Kanda Estate Primary School in Accra, Ghana. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Human capital, that is the set of skills, health and knowledge…

Pietro Calice |

While the World Bank’s resources for low-income countries have never been greater, they still pale in comparison with these countries’ needs. Governments always need to make hard choices between…

Arnaud Braud, Vincent Launay |

Global partners have committed to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. UHC is a main driver of all World Bank’s investment in areas related to…

Srinivas Gurazada |

With the creation of the World Bank’s Human Capital project and launch of the Human Capital Index in October 2018 it is fitting for social accountability practitioners to ask how countries would…

Jeff Thindwa |

School children in Bangladesh. Photo: World Bank A healthy mix of innovation, continuous engagement, and effective implementation can bring about sustained transformation in public procurement. A…

Zafrul Islam |

Community of Mapaki's Community Monitoring Group Members, Ward 112, Bombali District. Photo: World Bank
When was the last time you participated in a community and worked together to…

Kimie Velhagen |

While discussion about Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) is ramping up with governments and the international development community to seek innovative approaches to mobilize more private…

Fernanda Ruiz Nunez |

What do Bangladesh, Honduras, and Senegal have in common? They all have per capita Gross Net Income below $1, 165, allowing them to borrow from the World Bank’s International Development…

Deblina Saha |

There is no denying that governments across the world today are facing increasingly complex pressures that are altering the world in which we live – fragility, conflict and violence; large…

Nicholas Nam |