Open defecation is the practice of people defecating outside, such as in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water. Between 2000 and 2017, the world nearly...

Haruna Kashiwase |

Around 40 percent of the world’s stunted children live in South Asia, yet public policy and financing to address it has been insufficient. SAFANSI held a knowledge-sharing event on stunting where…

Hera Diani |

Leading global development actors, philanthropists, and companies call for increased action and investment to ensure that women and girls are no longer limited because of their periods.

Thorsten Kiefer |

Every year, some 150,000 people die on India's roads. To make transport safer and protect lives, the World Bank is helping the country enhance all dimensions of road safety, from policy and…

Ashok Kumar, Pratap Tvgssshrk, Sri Kumar Tadimalla |

Photo: LIC/Flickr No matter how you measure it, the impact of air pollution is startling. According to new research, air pollution worldwide cuts life expectancy by 1.8 years for an average person…

Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

Photo: Paul Hamilton/Flickr India’s roads claim 150, 000 lives a year, with more than 500, 000 seriously injured, and the figures have been steadily increasing for the last 25 years, according to…

Pratap Tvgssshrk, Shomik Mehndiratta |

Youth facilitators and counselors motivate female students to participate in and complete skills training and other educational services. Photo: World Bank This blog is part of a series examining…

Shubha Chakravarty, Jayati Sethi, Pravesh Kumar |