I witnessed how in a melding of the old and new, the World Bank is working with the Indonesian government to deliver better basic services through the convergence of three elements: the tradition…

Benoît Bosquet |

In Guatemala and Honduras, education is legally compulsory through ninth grade, but nearly 40% of sixth graders drop out before getting there. This is the reality for many countries middle and low…

Melissa Adelman, Francisco Haimovich Paz, Enrique Alasino |

In Indonesia, the current state of human capital—the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate throughout their lives—does indeed demand significant attention. Indonesia’s score on the…

Camilla Holmemo |

Protecting ASEAN’s impressive gains over the past two decades will require prioritizing investments in people – that is, human capital.

Victoria Kwakwa |

With support from the World Bank’s READ Trust Fund Program, representatives of all ministries of Education of Central America, regional and international specialists and civil society…

Rita Almeida, Seynabou Sakho |

Computer science is a superpower. With coding knowledge, a little funding, a few laptops and their creative brains, a small team of African developers could create the next big thing. Why not? A…

Andry Ravololonjatovo |

Ghana recently held a Family Planning (FP) 2020 stock-taking event as a countdown to the country’s FP 2020 goals and commitment made during the 2012 London summit. The conference, which brought…

Ibironke Folashade Oyatoye |

Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |