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 |

Against the backdrop of catastrophic natural disasters that struck in Indonesia, the World Bank Group and IMF Annual Meetings took place last week in Bali. No scene could be more illustrative of…

Sunny Kaplan |

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 |

Photo: gui jun peng/Shutterstock.com In many parts of the world, the sharing economy is ever-present for individuals, allowing them to use personal assets—for example, houses and cars—to their…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Rhedon Begolli |

Photo: HAC/Croatian Motorways The state of Croatia’s road sector poses a unique challenge compared with more typical World Bank projects where road assets either need to be developed or require…

Prajakta Chitre, Sebnem Erol Madan, Ioannis Dimitropoulos |

Also available in: Español | Français  Photo: Creativa Images | Shutterstock Critically constrained public resources on the one hand, and huge existing infrastructure needs for basic services on…

Deblina Saha, Abha Joshi-Ghani |

Photo: World Bank Group By committing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries pledge to pursue progress on economic, social, and environmental targets, in a balanced and integrated…

Mahmoud Mohieldin |

Photo: Bannafarsai_Stock | Shutterstock A few years ago, I participated in a meeting to discuss best practices in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) regulation. There was no shortage of examples. In…

Fernanda Ruiz Nunez |