I was part of the World Bank delegation that participated in the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety, held in Brasilia on November 18-19.    I arrived with high expectations on what…

Verónica Raffo |

It’s that time of year again, when we observe a day dedicated to the most ambitious health goal of all: universal health coverage, or UHC. On UHC Day (Dec. 12) we commemorate the date in 2012 when…

Somil Nagpal |

This is the sixth in our series of posts by students on the job market this year.  The productivity of workers in agriculture is generally much lower than in other sectors of the economy (Gollin,…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Also available in Spanish,  French and Arabic Photo credit: 5th Pillar An expatriate Indian physics professor, when traveling back home to India, found himself harassed by endless extortion…

Alice Lloyd |

Young children in Uzbekistan play with mind-stimulating games. Photo: Matluba Mukhamedova / World Bank ​Did you know that investments in early childhood are crucial for achieving the brain’s full…

Dorota Chapko, Omar Arias |

Imagine record commitments in transport that are 26% higher than the next best year since the inception of the Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Database in 1990. That’s exactly what…

Henry Kasper |

Traffic jam in a street in Old Delhi. Credit: Yann Doignon / World Bank As an intrinsically-optimistic Brazilian, my new assignment following India’s economy suits me well: India is one of the few…

Frederico Gil Sander |

Really – let’s. It’s a fact: Indoor air pollution from cooking with solid fuels including wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and crop waste in open fires and traditional stoves is the fourth…

Anita Marangoly George |

As countries prepare to meet at the G20 summit in Turkey next week, global growth and infrastructure needs will be at the top of decision makers’ concerns. And rightly so: Infrastructure – roads,…

Robert Montgomery |

The Metro Cable in Medellin has facilitated greater access to mobility, services, and opportunities through connecting poorer neighborhoods with facilities and services throughout the city. Joe…

Sangmoo Kim, Joe Qian |