Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

Technology in education is often seen as a solution. It holds promise, but caution is warranted.Photo: Charlotte Kesl / World Bank There is no denying that governments around the world are…

David Evans |

Tobacco is arguably one of the most significant threats to public health we have ever faced. Since the publication of the landmark U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco and Health in 1964, that…

Patricio V. Marquez, Melanie Walker |

Photo: Andrés Scagliola, City of Montevideo While many of the struggles that LGBTI people face are all too familiar – violence, stigma, discrimination – we’ve just returned from the fourth Global…

Nicholas Menzies, Maninder Gill, Phil Crehan |

viewed from afar, some things seem sort of strange Recognizing its relevance in the global marketplace, the small South American country of Uruguay has placed increasing emphasis on improving the…

Michael Trucano |

Photo credit: Jimmy Baikovicius Uruguay stands out in Latin America and the Caribbean for the significant and early progress it achieved in terms of social protection. Now gaining global attention…

Till Johannes Hartmann, Courtney Price Ivins |

sometimes looking inside an unfamiliar place can provide you with a new perspective on what's happening outside as well As part of my job at the World Bank helping to advise governments on…

Michael Trucano |

The price of sending international remittances has reached a new record low in the first quarter of 2014. The global average cost of sending money across borders was recorded at 8.36 percent. This…

Massimo Cirasino, Marco Nicoli |

Two days before the world observes International School Meals Day, I’m here sitting in the U.K. Houses of Parliament thinking about the unexpected evolution of school meals programs in recent…

Donald Bundy, Linda Brooke Schultz |

tablets loom increasingly large on the horizon in many places [also available in Thai] Recent headlines from places as diverse as Kenya ("6, 000 primary schools picked for free laptop project…

Michael Trucano |