Globally, 56 percent of children live in countries with Human Capital Index (HCI) scores below 0.5. As these countries gear up to improve their human capital outcomes, it is vital to set a target…

Zelalem Yilma Debebe |

Almost daily, headlines in the world’s leading newspapers are full of examples of public sector failures: public money is mismanaged or outright misused; civil servants are not motivated or are…

Jana Kunicova |

Dans la plus grande partie du monde, le revenu des personnes pauvres progresse. C’est ce que la Banque mondiale appelle la prospérité partagée,  qui correspond à l’augmentation moyenne annuelle du…

Maria Ana Lugo, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

Photo: shplendid | Flickr Creative Commons Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating…

Mark Moseley |

With more jobs and competitiveness in mind, many economies worldwide have simplified their business start-up rules and regulations over recent years. Since the first Doing Business report was…

Frederic Meunier, Nadia Novik, Cyriane Coste, Erick Tjong |

Entering data. Photo: World Bank In the fiscal transparency arena, people often hear two conflicting claims. First, governments complain that few people take advantage of fiscal information that…

Paolo de Renzio, Massimo Mastruzzi |

Over the past decade, commitments and support for Forest Landscape Restoration have grown significantly. As part of the Bonn Challenge, for instance, some 40 countries, sub-national jurisdictions…

Werner Kornexl |

Photo © Dominic Chavez/Banque mondiale. Nous avons demandé à celles et ceux qui ont participé à la conférence mondiale du Milken Institute de répondre à la question suivante : comment donner du…

Jim Yong Kim |

También disponible en: English | العربية La tierra y la propiedad se encuentran en el centro de muchos de los problemas de desarrollo más acuciantes en la actualidad. Consideremos por ejemplo que…

Klaus Deininger |

Also available in: Français  Land and property lie at the center of many of today’s pressing development challenges. Consider that at most 10% of land in rural Africa is reliably registered. At…

Klaus Deininger |