A woman walks by an Ebola awareness sign in Freetown, Liberia. ​© Tanya Bindra/UNICEF As the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa shows, the importance of reducing inequality could not be more…

Jim Yong Kim |

Today is World Habitat Day. Created almost 30 years ago, the day promotes adequate shelter for all. Why should this be mentioned in a blog on investing in health? Because adequate shelter,…

Quentin Wodon, Clarence Tsimpo Nkengne |

Economists speak a secret language. Markets, management, supply, costs, returns, rents – words I think I know, until I see them on a PowerPoint slide with a graph and an equation that starts with…

Timothy Bouley |

Beside the great Lake Kivu, beneath the shadow of an enormous volcano, the Rwanda-DRC border divides the neighboring cities of Gisenyi and Goma. As the day begins, the predominant impression is…

Kavita Watsa |

Jim Yong Kim knows something about prejudice. When he was growing up Asian American in Iowa, kids would make “kung fu” gestures and hurl racial slurs at him. In an op-ed published in the…

Elizabeth Howton |

Co-authored by: Yvonne Nkrumah and Julia Mensah (WBIHS), and Lyudmila Bujoreanu (TWICT)How satisfied are Uganda’s citizens with the services they receive in public health facilities? It’s a…

Kidus Asfaw |