Natural disasters – such as tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones and floods – are costly to society, in terms of both human destruction and financial losses. Governments ultimately bear the full cost…

Olivier Mahul |

Investments in education could spur economic growth in India (Credit: World Bank) I had the wonderful opportunity to listen to my former professor Amartya Sen at the World Bank who attempted to…

Sebastian James |

New approaches to medical care can improve health outcomes (Credit: World Bank, Flickr) In many poor countries, a large proportion of health services is provided by the private sector, including…

Jorge Coarasa |