International assessments aren’t perfect but they offer useful insights into how countries can help all students learn to high levels. (Photo: Dominic Chavez / World Bank) Results for the…

Marguerite Clarke |

Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,…

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Bidgood, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

Numbers don’t lie. That’s why, in our day-to-day lives, we rely heavily on numbers from household surveys, from national accounts, and from other traditional sources to describe the world around…

Giorgia DeMarchi |

Цифры не врут. Вот почему в нашей повседневной жизни мы в значительной степени полагаемся на цифры, полученные в результате обследований домашних хозяйств, на основе данных национальных счетов, а…

Giorgia DeMarchi |

9 يونيو/حزيران هو اليوم الدولي للأرشيف، وأود أن نحتفل بهذا اليوم من خلال استعراض مساهمة إدارة أرشيف مجموعة البنك الدولي وتذكير مجتمع التنمية بها. ولذلك، فإنني أتحدث مع جيوفاني زانالدا، مدير مركز…

Elisa Liberatori Prati |

June 9 is International Archives Day, and I would like to mark this day by reflecting on the contribution of the World Bank Group Archives to the “memory” of the development community. As such, I…

Elisa Liberatori Prati |

The former Yugoslavia was mainly known for its not-so-successful and cheap cars, primarily the Yugo. In its review of the 50 worst cars of all time, Time magazine referred to the Yugo GV as the “…

John Mackedon, Lazar Šestović |

Eight years on from the start of the global economic crisis, close to one quarter of the European Union’s population remains at risk of poverty or social exclusion. But one group in particular…

Mariam Sherman |

Сегодня, через восемь лет после начала глобального экономического кризиса,  почти четверть населения Европейского союза по-прежнему находится под угрозой бедности и социальной изоляции. Но одна…

Mariam Sherman |

La opt ani de la debutul crizei economice globale, aproape un sfert din populația Uniunii Europene este în continuare expusă la riscul de sărăcie sau excluziune socială. Însă un anumit grup iese…

Mariam Sherman |