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 |

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 |

Photo: Aleksejs Bergmanis | Pexels Creative Commons   Last week, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) published a report providing new, relevant evidence on public-private partnerships (PPPs). It…

Rui Monteiro |