We love local. Whether it’s buying vegetables directly from your local farmer, frequenting a neighborhood business, or working as a community activist, many of us believe that solutions to some of…

Marcus Holmlund, Felipe Dunsch |

East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Running a local government is not sexy. It’s making sure that roads are maintained, there is water to drink, health clinics are stocked and staffed, and schools are equipped to teach. Often, it…

Marcus Holmlund, Felipe Dunsch |

In Gaile Parkin's novel Baking Cakes in Kigali, two women living in Kigali, Rwanda – Angel and Sophie – argue over the salary paid to a development worker: "Perhaps these big…

David Evans |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

Burkina Faso has embarked on a journey to put public data infrastructure at the heart of social and economic development. But what does this mean? And why should ICT and digital data be a priority…

Samia Melhem, Axel Rifon, Pierre Chrzanowski, Abdoul Malick Tapsoba |

  « Ce qui pourrait vraiment m’aider à développer mon activité, c’est l’accès à un réseau électrique fiable », me disait récemment David, un petit chef d’entreprise de Lagos, au Nigéria. « Je suis…

Masami Kojima |

Pour la première fois, la pauvreté extrême est passée sous la barre des 10 %. Jamais le monde n’aura affiché autant d’ambitions pour le développement qu’aujourd’hui. Depuis l’adoption des…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

Por primera vez en la historia, la cantidad de personas que viven en extrema pobreza ha bajado a menos del 10 %. El mundo nunca ha tenido metas tan ambiciosas en materia de desarrollo como sucede…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today. After adopting the…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |