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 |

[[tweetable]]Medellin, Colombia is experiencing an extraordinary transformation.[[/tweetable]] Although it was known during the 1980s and most of the 1990s as the most violent city of the world,…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Pamela Sofia Duran Vinueza |

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 |

Also available in: Français A public faucet that serves 1, 000 families in el Alto, Bolivia. Photo credit: Stephan Bachenheimer / World Bank Small towns* typically have not been well served by…

Fadel Ndaw |

过去二十年来,经济增长已帮助全球10亿人摆脱了极度贫困,但目前尚有10亿人生活在极度贫困之中,11亿人未用上电,25亿人未用上环境卫生设施。对这些人而言,经济增长尚不具备足够包容性。 此外,经济增长是以牺牲环境为代价实现的。尽管环境退化对每个人都造成了影响,但贫困人口更易遭受极端天气事件、洪灾和气候变化影响。   发展专家、政策制定者以及世界银行等发展机构已总结出了一大经验:要成功终结贫困…

英卓华 |

خلال السنوات العشرين الماضية، ساعد النمو الاقتصادي على انتشال نحو مليار شخص من براثن الفقر المدقع. إلا أن هناك ما يقرب من مليار شخص مازالوا يعيشون في فقر مدقع. و 1.1 مليار يعيشون بدون كهرباء، و2.5…

سري مولياني إندراواتي |

Over the last 20 years, economic growth has helped to lift almost a billion people out of extreme poverty. But 1 billion people are still extremely poor. 1.1 billion live without electricity and 2…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

(Photo by Chico Ferreira, available under a Creative Commons license - CC-BY-2.0)

Kerry Natelege Crawford |

In Cambodia, similar to many developing countries with considerable service delivery challenges and weak regulatory environments, the first choice for health care is often a private medical…

Alaka Holla |

Students take a computer course at a private school in Cambodia. A number of fascinating web-related findings came out of a World Bank report, released this week, which ties Internet and mobile…

James I Davison |