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 |

Over a year ago, national and city leaders from around the world gathered at the Habitat III conference in Quito to endorse the New Urban Agenda, which sets a new global standard for sustainable…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Sameh Wahba |

Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank Delivering pension or disability services may sound mundane, but if you have seen the recent award-winning movie,  I, Daniel Blake, it is anything but. As the film…

Jana Kunicova, Zubair Bhatti, Aziza Umarova |

There are about 245 million migrants worldwide – around 3% of the world population. Roughly one-fifth are tertiary educated. Middle-income countries have a smaller proportion of immigrants than…

Sharmila Devadas |

 Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Performance budgeting (PB) has a deep and enduring appeal. What government would not want to allocate resources in a way that fosters efficiency, effectiveness,…

Donald Moynihan, Ivor Beazley |

Alors que les pays développés, comme l'Allemagne, les Etats-Unis et le Japon, étaient en tête des exportations high tech dans le monde en 2015 (notamment les industries aérospaciales,…

Erin Scronce |

مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي أدوات نقوم من خلالها بالتواصل المباشر معكم في شتى أنحاء الأرض. وبها نشارككم أيضا أخبارنا ومشاريعنا وخططنا الهادفة لإنهاء الفقر المدقع في العالم وتعزيز الرخاء المشترك. ومن…

بسام سبتي |

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 |

Photo Credit: Myxi via Flickr Creative Commons License In our last post, we highlighted a few examples of the innovative organizational structures that institutional investors have created to more…

Michael Bennon, Rajiv Sharma |

"Somos una nación en que seis de nuestros científicos e investigadores acaban de obtener el Premio Nobel, y todos ellos son inmigrantes", dijo recientemente el presidente de Estados…

Bassam Sebti |