The first time a World Bank education team tried classroom observations in Brazil, it nearly provoked a state-wide teachers’ strike. It was October 2009 in the northeast state of Pernambuco and…

Daphna Berman |

Also available in: Español Photo: Andy Shuai Liu/World Bank Invented over a century ago for exploring mountainous regions, aerial cable cars have recently made an appearance in several big cities…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano, Wenyu Jia, Georges Darido |

In Brazil, a woman trained through the School of Women Leaders explains to her neighbors what she has learned. Photo: Maria do Carmo Carvalho / Habitat for Humanity [[tweetable]]Despite the fact…

Jane W. Katz |

Foto: Agência Brasil
Tenho uma sobrinha de 12 anos. Ao parar para pensar que ela poderia por lei se casar em muitos países, inclusive no Brasil, fico estarrecida. Embora o dado possa parecer…

Paula Tavares |

Construction of a sky train in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Seksan Pipattanatikanunt/World Bank In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the…

Adu-Gyamfi Abunyewa |

Turma de beneficiários das ações para jovens líderes do ARPA 

Adriana Moreira |

This is the fourth in this year’s series of job market posts. As the quality of a country's public sector workforce is an essential factor in its effectiveness in providing services,…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

© Julia Pacheco/世界银行 赛琳娜·玛利亚17岁时就怀上了双胞胎,她因此不得不辍学,并从巴伊亚移居到里约热内卢。正因为如此,她很难找到好的正规工作。一路走来,她遭受了很多困境——从无家可归到找失业,同时她和孩子们还面临粮食不安全的威胁。目前,全球有成百上千万像赛琳娜这样的人面临诸多制约因素——收入低、资产有限、人力资本少、特定冲击以及对自然冲击、暴力等的暴露,他们渴望过上体面…

Kathy Lindert, Phillippe Leite, Tina George Karippacheril, Ines Rodriguez Caillava |

Principals have to deal with hundreds of students and their personal and academic challenges. (Photo: Sarah Farhat​ / World Bank) All schools are different. I’m not referring to the building, the…

Jaime Saavedra |

Los directores tienen que lidiar con los desafíos personales y académicos de cientos de estudiantes. (Foto: Sarah Farhat / Banco Mundial)​ Todas las escuelas son distintas. No hablo del edificio,…

Jaime Saavedra |