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 |

Photo: CIFOR | Flickr Creative Commons  Africa is a continent rich in natural resources and boasts a large young, ambitious, and entrepreneurial-minded population. Harnessed properly, these…

Fida Rana, Chidi Izuwah |

Photo: DFID | Flickr Creative Commons Health is one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, it is not feasible for any country, rich or poor, to provide its entire…

Cynthia Olotch |

Video: Artificial intelligence for the SDGs (International Telecommunication Union) Along with my colleagues on the ICT sector team of the World Bank, I firmly believe that ICTs can play a…

Leebong Lee, Young-Jin Choi |

Photo: Direct Relief, Flicker Creative Commons The Kenyan government launched its national long-term development plan, Vision 2030,  in 2008 with the aim of transforming Kenya into a newly-…

Monish Patolawala |

Editor's Note: Join us April 22nd at 10AM ET for the 2017 Global Infrastructure Forum when the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), the United Nations, the G-20, and development partners…

Matthew Jordan-Tank, Vamsee Kanchi |

The Indian State of Bihar, by population, is larger than the Philippines. Or, if you prefer, by the number of residents, Bihar would be the 13th largest country in the world. Yet Bihar’s health…

Pankaj Sinha, Pranav Mohan |

Imagine you fall ill or have a serious accident. You survive, but to recover you need extensive medical care. The problem? You don’t have insurance and have to pay out of pocket. Your life savings…

Pranav Mohan |

Photo: Abir Abdullah/ADB For millions of people throughout the world, a diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease ushers in a lifetime of dialysis treatments.  A dialysis session lasts four hours, and…

Paul da Rita |

[[tweetable]] Sometimes, the most persuasive case for a PPP is the success of a past partnership in the same sector [[/tweetable]]. That’s been true in the State of Bahia, Brazil, following the…

Tomas Anker |