Kazakhstan. Photo: Kubat Sydykov / World Bank How large is the share of public procurement to GDP in middle-income and low-income countries and how it is evolving? If sizable, can public…

Simeon Djankov, Federica Saliola, Asif Islam |

On November 26, 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon will convene the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Transport, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. What is at stake in this capstone two-day…

Nancy Vandycke |

Former Bougainvillean combatant, now cocoa farmer, Timothy Konovai (right) tries out VR for the first time (Photo: World Bank / Alana Holmberg)

Tom Perry |

College students in Vietnam. © World Bank As in much of the rest of the developing world, developing countries in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) have made progress in closing many gender…

Sudhir Shetty |

Foto: Mohamad Al-Arief / World Bank En las últimas décadas, hemos observado un aumento en la cantidad de países que invierten en programas de protección social. Estos programas ayudan a los…

Michal Rutkowski |

马达加斯加社会安全网计划受益人定期收到现金赠款,受到营养、儿童早期发展和领导能力方面的培训。摄影:世界银行Mohamad Al-Arief 过去几十年来,我们目睹了对社会保护体系进行投资的国家不断增加。此类计划帮助个人和家庭尤其是贫困和弱势个人和家庭应对危机和冲击,投资于其子女的健康和教育,支持年轻人发展其技能并找到工作,保护老年人。

Michal Rutkowski |

مستفيدون من برنامج شبكة الأمان الاجتماعي في مدغشقر، أغلبهم من النساء، يتلقون بانتظام مبالغ نقدية وتدريبات على التغذية وتنمية الطفولة المبكرة ومهارات القيادة. تصوير: محمد العريف/ البنك الدولي [[…

Michal Rutkowski |

Photo: Mohamad Al-Arief / World Bank Depuis quelques décennies, un nombre croissant de pays investit dans des programmes de protection sociale. Ces programmes aident les individus et les ménages,…

Michal Rutkowski |

Beneficiaries from a safety net program in Madagascar, most of them women, receive regular cash grants and training on nutrition, early childhood development and leadership skills. Photo by:…

Michal Rutkowski |