We rarely give the toilet a second thought. We use it when we need to, and we flush and forget. We are also able to conveniently wash our hands afterwards. But imagine if you are on a long hiking…

Johannes Zutt |

See also: Anniversary of the New Delhi Attack Reminds Us that Tackling Violence is Urgent December 16, 2012 will in the foreseeable future be remembered as the day in which six men savagely gang…

Maria Correia |

“We have the money, but it’s just not that easy to find the deals back home.” These words, from a Barbadian entrepreneur in Silicon Valley tell the story of a successful tech entrepreneur whose…

Qahir Dhanani |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |

Editor's Note: This blog draws on the forthcoming article “New Trade Regionalism in Asia: Looking Past the Sino-American Great Game, " written by Swarnim Wagle, to be published in the …

Swarnim Wagle, Miles McKenna |

يوجد في العالم اليوم 842 مليون جائع. ومع اقتراب عدد سكان العالم من 9 مليارات نسمة بحلول عام 2050، سيزداد الطلب على الغذاء باطراد، الأمر الذي يستلزم تحقيق تحسينات مستمرة في الإنتاجية الزراعية. فمن…

José Cuesta |

Participez au tchat sur Twitter pour discuter des prix alimentaires mondiaux,  le 4 décembre à 16h00,  heure de Paris, Tunis et Kinshasa (soit 10h00, heure de Washington). Suivez le compte @…

José Cuesta |

En la actualidad, 842 millones de personas pasan hambre en el planeta. La demanda de alimentos seguirá creciendo a medida que la población mundial se aproxime a 9000 millones de habitantes para…

José Cuesta |

Join me in a Twitter Chat on why global food prices remain high on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. ET/15:00 GMT. I'll be tweeting from @worldbanklive with hashtag #foodpriceschat. Ask questions beforehand…

José Cuesta |

“The issue is not about women’s allocation being absent from the Village Development Committee (VDC) budget but it is about how these allocations don’t address the real problems of women from that…

Deepa Rai |