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

Victoria Kwakwa |

Madagascar's tax collection as a share of GDP is just under 11 percent. Poor compliance by citizens who owe taxes remains a major reason for low tax collection. Mobile text reminders had a…

Tiago Carneiro Peixoto, Herilala Axel Fanomezantsoa, Fredrik Sjoberg, Jonathan Mellon |

East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Se ha duplicado el número de países en desarrollo que proporcionan programas de protección social a sus ciudadanos. ¿Qué provoca este aumento? Foto: Mohammad Al-Arief/Banco Mundial. Las redes de…

Michal Rutkowski |

  Les pays en développement sont deux fois plus nombreux à déployer des programmes de protection sociale pour leur population. Nous vous expliquons pourquoi… Photo: Mohammad Al-Arief/Banque…

Michal Rutkowski |

تضاعف عدد البلدان النامية التي تقدم برامج الأمان الاجتماعي لمواطنيها. ما سبب هذا التحول؟ تصوير: محمد العريف/البنك الدولي أصبحت شبكات الأمان الاجتماعي – التي تحصل الأسر الفقيرة بمقتضاها على منح…

Michal Rutkowski |

There has been a doubling in the number of developing countries that provide social safety programs to their citizens. What is causing this shift? Photo: Mohammad Al-Arief/World Bank Social safety…

Michal Rutkowski |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, World Bank Senior Regional Advisor for Africa, exchanges with young beneficiaries of the Madagascar Social Safety Net Project. I first visited Madagascar in 1985 as a student…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz |

25 ans après son premier séjour à Madagascar, Lynne Sherburne-Benz, spécialiste de la protection sociale et de l’emploi, analyse les effets des programmes en faveur du développement humain. Je me…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz |