Girls attend school. Pakistan. © Caroline Suzman/World Bank Growing up in Pakistan, I often wondered why boys were expected to become doctors or engineers while girls, including me, were…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |

A woman sorts seaweed after harvesting it in Rote, Indonesia. © Robert Jones What if we had the chance to reinvent the world’s food system and make local, more sustainable, nourishing and diverse…

Robert Jones, Pawan Patil |

  Children in kindergarten in rural Uzbekistan. © Matluba Mukhamedova/World Bank “Working on the World Development Report 2015 and subsequently in the eMBeD Unit mainstreaming the use of…

Anna Fruttero |

© Julia Pacheco/World Bank Celina Maria migrated from Bahia to Rio de Janeiro when she was just 17 and pregnant with twins, without completing her education and therefore have had difficulties…

Kathy Lindert, Phillippe Leite, Tina George Karippacheril, Ines Rodriguez Caillava |

On October 26, as part of the World Bank’s celebration of the 10th International Open Access week, I moderated a panel discussion on behalf of the Bank and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic…

Elisa Liberatori Prati |

This blog post is a part of the International Open Access Week blog series.  Thanks to Open Access (OA), scientists, health care professionals, libraries, and institutions facing budget…

Elisa Liberatori Prati |

This blog post is a part of the International Open Access Week blog series.  The World Bank is committed to transparency and accountability and welcomes opportunities to explain its work to the…

Elisa Liberatori Prati |

In 2009, the World Bank envisioned “open” in exactly the same way you “see” the word . . . an open door . . . and waiting behind the door . . . access to buildings and ideas, people and events. …

Elisa Liberatori Prati, Sumir Lal |

Challenge funds can help harness technology for development – here, a team from the international Water Management Institute (IWMI) shows off an open source mobile weather station developed for…

Amal Ali, Emma Phillips |

© Dominic Chavez/World Bank India’s state of Chhattisgarh faced a daunting challenge in the mid-2000s. About half of its public food distribution was leaked, meaning that it never reached the…

Ugo Gentilini, Harold Alderman, Ruslan Yemtsov |