The Africa Disaster Risk Financing Initiative supports agriculture insurance programs which unlock critical assess to credit for low-income farmers in Kenya, as well as in Uganda and Rwanda. Photo…

Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio |

Photo: World Bank
I get stirred up by all types of governance data, so in honor of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, I though I’d highlight a few efforts to measure…

Jim Anderson |

Let’s start with a little quiz. Grab a piece of paper and pencil.   What’s the share of legal immigrants in the US population? (or you can choose the Germany, UK, Italy, Sweden or France).  A…

Markus Goldstein |

With only 2 people per square kilometer, Mongolia is one of the most sparsely populated countries on earth. While that can make public service delivery daunting, improving health and education…

Amarbayasgalan Dorj, Kristina Aquino, Munkh-Erdene Dambajav |

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Abhas Jha |

The Asia-Pacific region, comprised of 58 economies, is geographically expansive and a picture of diversity. The trends for sustainable energy in Asia-Pacific, which mirror the region’s economic…

Sharmila Bellur |

C’est aujourd’hui la Journée internationale des populations autochtones. Les peuples autochtones et les minorités ethniques représentent environ 370 millions de personnes réparties dans plus de 90…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maninder Gill, Luis Felipe Duchicela |

Mongolian    Mother and son in front of their family ger. (Photo: Khasar Sandag / World Bank) International Children’s Day is celebrated in Mongolia as an official holiday. I could see that it…

Rabia Ali, Pagma Genden |

[[tweetable]]When it comes to responding to disasters, time is of the essence.[[/tweetable]] Help needs to come immediately to save lives; recovery and reconstruction have to start swiftly to…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |