Around 250 million migrants currently live outside their countries of birth, making up approximately 3.5 percent of the world population. Despite the widespread perception of a global migration…

Caglar Ozden |

With support from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), the Afghan government is taking steps to professionalize procurement to improve the capability of ministries and other…

Anand Kumar Srivastava, Ahmad Shah Naqshbandi, Mohammad Sohail Kaakar |

The National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) is working to improve agriculture through boosting productivity and quality. Photo Credit: NHLP/World Bank Every working day, I work closely…

Ahmad Fahim Jabari |

Many government civil servants are now using technology to improve transparency and credibility of government offices in Kandahar Province. Photo credit: Taimani Films/World Bank The use of…

Mohammad Zaher Ebadi |

Photo: ROYA Resources of Young Afghans. This time last year, more than 400 excited youth filled the Preston Auditorium for the World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016: Rethinking Education for the New…

Jewel McFadden |

Fire has been a part of India’s landscape since time immemorial. Every year, forest fires rage through nearly every state, ravaging more than half of India’s districts. Today, with growing…

Christopher Sall |

New technologies offer an opportunity to strengthen economic measurement. Evening luminosity observed from satellites has been shown to be a good proxy for economic activity. Economic growth is a…

Martin Rama, Robert C M Beyer |

According to a recent report, just over half of Afghan children attend primary school and most of them were boys. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank Fueled by unprecedented levels of aid,…

Christina Wieser |

Students at the Abdul Hadi Dawi school getting ready for class. Photo Credit: Anahita Matin/ World Bank At the heart of Kabul City in Makroyan 3, lies the all-boys ‘Abdul Hadi Dawi’ school.…

Anahita Hosseini Matin, Nathalie Lahire |

Until the late 1960s, Afghanistan was a major exporter of horticulture products, particularly dried fruits. Photo Credit: World Bank Afghanistan is struggling with unemployment and poor economic…

World Bank Afghanistan |