A vibrant private sector - with firms investing, creating jobs, and improving productivity - is absolutely essential for promoting growth and expanding opportunities. In order to support the…

Matija Laco |

Video Blog: World Bank Vice President for East Asia & Pacific on his Visit to Tacloban City, the Philippines World Bank Vice President for East Asia & Pacific Axel van Trotsenburg talks…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Conservation biology was baptized as an interdisciplinary problem science in 1978 at a University of California San Diego conference. But the conservation movement precedes this conference by at…

Valerie Hickey |

Over the past two decades, infant mortality in the Philippines has dropped by more than half. The number of women dying in childbirth has declined, and mortality rates from diseases such as…

Aliza Marcus |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية At the UN climate talks that ended wearily on Saturday night in Warsaw, negotiators showed little appetite for making firm climate finance…

Rachel Kyte |

Mapping impact on houses in Tacloban In the aftermath of a disaster, lack of information about the affected areas can hamper relief and recovery efforts. Open-source mapping tools provide a much-…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes |

The Roma make up Europe’s largest and poorest ethnic group, with three-quarters of their estimated 10 to 12 million people living in poverty, and fewer than one in three having a job. The Roma are…

Maria Davalos, Indhira Santos, Patti Petesch, Giorgia DeMarchi |

The Philippines is not the typical East Asian miracle story. While the region's share of population living in extreme poverty (on less than US$1.25 a day) has declined by 75 percent since…

Trang Nguyen |

Moving from a developing to a developed country results in immediate large increases in income for the migrants, with gains that far exceed those of any other development policy intervention (e.g…

David McKenzie |

By 2016, around 12.4 million Filipinos would be unemployed, underemployed, or would have to work or create work for themselves in the low pay informal sector by selling goods like many seen here…

Karl Kendrick Chua |