International assessments aren’t perfect but they offer useful insights into how countries can help all students learn to high levels. (Photo: Dominic Chavez / World Bank) Results for the…

Marguerite Clarke |

On November 26, 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon will convene the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Transport, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. What is at stake in this capstone two-day…

Nancy Vandycke |

Numbers don’t lie. That’s why, in our day-to-day lives, we rely heavily on numbers from household surveys, from national accounts, and from other traditional sources to describe the world around…

Giorgia DeMarchi |

Цифры не врут. Вот почему в нашей повседневной жизни мы в значительной степени полагаемся на цифры, полученные в результате обследований домашних хозяйств, на основе данных национальных счетов, а…

Giorgia DeMarchi |

Dos informes del Banco Mundial publicados recientemente —uno sobre los productos básicos y otro sobre las remesas— ayudan a comprender la dinámica existente hoy en el mundo. A medida que los…

Donna Barne |

Deux rapports publiés récemment par la Banque mondiale — l’un concernant les produits de base et l’autre les envois de fonds —laissent entrevoir une dynamique actuellement à l’œuvre dans le monde…

Donna Barne |

Two recently released World Bank reports — one on commodities and the other on remittances — lend insight into an unfolding dynamic in the world today. As oil prices dropped from more than $100…

Donna Barne |

The former Yugoslavia was mainly known for its not-so-successful and cheap cars, primarily the Yugo. In its review of the 50 worst cars of all time, Time magazine referred to the Yugo GV as the “…

John Mackedon, Lazar Šestović |

Eight years on from the start of the global economic crisis, close to one quarter of the European Union’s population remains at risk of poverty or social exclusion. But one group in particular…

Mariam Sherman |