Los resultados de PISA 2018 destacan la crisis de aprendizajes que vive América Latina y sugieren que mejorar los aprendizajes con un ángulo de equidad siguen siendo los desafíos más grandes que…

Emanuela Di Gropello, Maria Jose Vargas, Monica Yanez-Pagans |

Four ministers of social issues from Ecuador recently visited Peru to learn the details of these advances and to discuss how to address the problem of malnutrition in their country.

Nelson Gutiérrez |

For two and a half years, more than 4, 000 people have worked to build Line 1 of the Quito Metro, a mass transit system that extends 22 kilometers across the city.   With its 15 modern stations,…

Julio Cesar Casma, Cristina Medina |

Globally, over one billion people – 15% of the population – live with some form of disability,  according to the World Health Organization’s World Report on Disabilities. Beyond their physical,…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ana Rodriguez Coteron, Guillermo Romero Rodriguez |

Today we are creating better, faster, more comfortable, and secure transport systems for our smarter, resilient, more inclusive, and competitive cities. At the same time, we need to ensure the…

Barbara Minguez Garcia |

A few years ago, it would have been unlikely for a young Latin American student from a disadvantaged background to be able to access high-quality technical training using state-of-the-art…

Diego Angel-Urdinola |

It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

Ecuador is paying more and more attention to data collection and disaster risk management across sectors​. The Cruz-Castro Family searching for their belongings after the 2016 earthquake in…

Diana Rubiano |

A prevention program against crime and violence in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, supports sporting activities for the children from this municipality. Photo: Victoria Ojea/World Bank

Jorge Familiar |

The Park of La Merced, in Caraquez Bay, Ecuador, become a temporary shelter for dozens of families who have lost their homes. Photo: Paul Salazar / World Bank From the moment the earthquake…

Indu John-Abraham |