If you live in a country where electricity never or rarely goes out, you are lucky. In my country, Nepal, we are pleased when we get uninterrupted electricity for even eight hours a day. Like…

Ravi Kumar |

يغادر نحو 27 مليون شاب أوطانهم للعثور على فرصة عمل في الخارج كل عام. هل يعني ذلك أن الهجرة قد تمثل حلا للوضع المثير للقلق حيث إن ما يقرب من 60 في المائة من الشباب في المناطق النامية إما عاطلون عن…

Michael Boampong |

Aproximadamente 27 millones de jóvenes emigran de su país de nacimiento para encontrar empleo en el extranjero. ¿Acaso esta tendencia sugiere que la migración puede ser una solución a la…

Michael Boampong |

Roughly 27 million young people leave their country of birth to find employment abroad. Does this trend suggest that migration may be a solution to the worrying situation whereby 60% of young…

Michael Boampong |

Governments are under pressure to show their ever more educated and informed citizens that schools, hospitals and other public services are getting better. Traditionally, they have done that by…

Willy McCourt |

This is the eleventh in our series of posts by students on the job market this year Researchers, policymakers and aid organizations have devoted lots of attention to improving access to credit and…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

We are witnesses to the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities around the world, in both developed and developing countries. In my previous blog post, I showed this trend and the studies that…

Victor Mulas |

From left: Minister Idris Jala, Malaysia; William Dorotinsky, World Bank; Alberto Leyton, World Bank; Melanie Walker, World Bank.   In his recent presentation (video) at the World Bank, Minister…

William Dorotinsky, Joanna Watkins, Paula Suarez |

A Ghanaian carpenter shapes wood for a coffin in his workshop. ©Jonathan Ernst/World Bank The inaugural Annual Bank Conference on Africa examined strategies for converting economic growth into…

Gareth Austin |

The recent acceleration in growth rates across much of sub-Saharan Africa may not be purely commodity-driven, but for many of the region’s economies macro-economic stability is still dependent on…

Ken Opalo |