In countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence, the private sector plays a critical role in providing jobs and income. Inclusive and sustainable economic growth can also help heal…

Martin Spicer, Franck Bousquet |

The coverage of health care in Afghanistan has improved with the number of health facilities increasing from 598 in 2004 to 2,684 in 2017, indicating that more than 87 percent of the population is…

Fraidoon Farzad |

As we work on the next IDA replenishment we have a chance to integrate these lessons across our programs that are focused on countries affected by fragility and conflict.

Kristalina Georgieva |

In Afghanistan, a World Bank program aimed at lifting rural households out of extreme poverty has generated remarkable results.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

This Bangladeshi woman was born in poverty. With the right kind of education, life in poverty quickly became a story from the past for her. Credit: World Bank "I have a four-year-old son back…

Hartwig Schafer |

Afghanistan: Learning from a decade of progress and loss [[tweetable]]In Afghanistan, the past decade saw remarkable progress, as well as reversals and lost opportunities[[/tweetable]]. The…

Shubham Chaudhuri |

A bus with returnees from Pakistan at the IOM Screening center on Turkham border in Nangarhar province. Photo Credit: IOM Afghanistan / E. Schwoerer [[tweetable]]Four decades of conflict, violence…

Shubham Chaudhuri, Laurence Hart |

The just-released Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey (ALCS) paints a stark picture of the reality facing Afghanistan today. More than half the Afghan population lives below the national poverty…

Shubham Chaudhuri |