If you live in a country where electricity never or rarely goes out, you are lucky. In my country, Nepal, we are pleased when we get uninterrupted electricity for even eight hours a day. Like…

Ravi Kumar |

Informed decision-making is crucial to the success of policies and reforms that foster growth and prosperity. So, how can we help decision makers make better decisions?
 

Marcela Rozo, Felipe Estefan, Luis Vélez Pretelt |

When it comes to measuring student learning outcomes, you often hear critics refrain “you can’t fatten a cow by weighing him all the time, ” in an attempt to say that you cannot truly educate…

Harry A. Patrinos |

Change is what development is all about. The hard part, as the well-chosen title of a new World Bank book makes clear, is persuading the right kind of change to put down roots and flourish.…

Heather Lyne de Ver |

América Latina posee una larga, fracturada y en definitiva fracasada historia en torno a los medios públicos. Los llamados “medios públicos” generalmente han operado como instituciones controladas…

Silvio Waisbord |

Latin America has a long, fractured, and ultimately failed history of public media. So-called “public media” typically functioned as government-controlled institutions for spurious goals -…

Silvio Waisbord |

​Uno de los desafíos del desarrollo más difíciles que enfrentamos es cómo romper el ciclo de la pobreza. En particular, ¿cómo pueden los niños de las familias más pobres crecer para llevar vidas…

Jim Yong Kim |

​يمثل السبيل لكسر حلقة الفقر واحدا من أصعب التحديات الإنمائية التي نواجهها. وبشكل خاص، كيف يتسنى للأطفال الذين ينحدرون من الأسر الأشد فقرا أن يكبروا ليحيوا حياة أفضل من تلك التي عاشها آباؤهم؟ هذا…

الدكتور جيم يونغ كيم |

Let me start with a disclaimer: I am overweight.  My kids and my wife keep telling me that I need to be mindful of what and how much I eat and be more disciplined with my exercise regime.  Why do…

Patricio V. Marquez |

This is the fourth in our series of job market posts this year.   Research from numerous corners of psychology suggests that self-assessments of skill and character are often flawed in substantive…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |