As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the number of megacities is growing rapidly. Today there are 37 cities worldwide with populations of greater than 10 million, and 84 with populations…

Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |

Local communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh have created awareness videos to encourage the consumption of nutritious foods, including indigenous foods, threatened by packaged…

Wasiur Rahman Tonmoy |

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014, it marked the beginning of the world’s largest ever sanitation drive. Now, a 2017 survey by the Quality Council of…

Guangzhe CHEN, Vinita Ranade |

  Bangladesh has made progress in recent years in the field known as WASH -water, sanitation access, and hygiene. Image courtesy: The World Bank Community-Led Total Sanitation might be the…

Qimiao Fan, Md. Abul Kalam Azad |

This blog is co-authored with Lawrence Haddad,  Executive Director, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)Other co-authors: Beatrice Montesi, GAIN  Martin P. Gambrill, The World Bank …

Claire Chase |

Children in Koutoukalé, Niger Have you ever wondered how your life chances are affected by where you were born? Odds of being born at all are already miraculously small, but only one in ten of us…

Maximilian Leo Hirn, Aude-Sophie Rodella |

Registered nurses look after newborns at a maternity hospital in Freetown Sierra Leone. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Last week on World Population Day, I was thinking of the joy of children and the…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Mom and daughter at a community health center outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Rama George-Alleyne / World Bank Today marks World Population Day and this year’s theme is “Family Planning:…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Many people were bitterly disappointed when four cases of wild polio were discovered in August 2016 in insecure areas of Borno State in the northeast of Nigeria. Nigeria had gone for almost two…

Mayowa Oluwatosin Alade, Benjamin Loevinsohn, Ayodeji Oluwole Odutolu |

“Individuality is the product of both biological inheritance and personal experience, ” said Professor Charles A. Nelson during a recent presentation at the World Bank. Professor Nelson has been…

Magdalena Bendini |