Wenceslaus Mushi (center) during a television program. When Wenceslaus Mushi watches the evening news on the television at his home in Dar es Salaam, he often finds himself shouting out tips to…

Daphna Berman |

Elisha Thomas Laizer owns a small stationery store that provides photocopying and printing services in Kitumbeine, a Maasai village 150 km (93http://www.esmap.org…

Sunita Dubey |

Forest monitoring efforts in Phu Khao Khouay, Vientiane Province, Laos PDR. Photo credit: Hannah McDonald If ever there was a year to make significant progress on forest conservation and climate…

Ellysar Baroudy |

Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,…

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Gapihan, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

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 |

I was quite intrigued by the findings of the latest Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, with its special focus on "Polarization and Populism". As Program Leader for the South…

Genevieve Boyreau |

  Improved water supply in Kipanduka village,  Tanzania Photo: Alessandra Argenti/ World Bank Can the ability to sustain rural water systems be captured by a simple score? A new multipurpose four-…

Kristoffer Welsien, Deviariandy Setiawan, Lilian Pena Pereira Weiss, Antonio Rodríguez Serrano |

  [[tweetable]]Digital opportunities are the fuel of the new economy. They have significant impact on both the economy and society.[[/tweetable]] They contribute to growth, create jobs, are a key…

Boutheina Guermazi |

A whirlwind, surely incomplete tour of cash transfer impacts on health Your run-of-the-mill conditional cash transfer (CCT) program has significant impacts on health-seeking behavior. Specifically…

David Evans, Katrina Kosec |

The demographic clock is ticking on both sides of the Mediterranean, from an aging workforce at one end to a workforce surplus on the other. Yet, whatever the demographic dynamics, the…

Hala Fadel |