Protecting ASEAN’s impressive gains over the past two decades will require prioritizing investments in people – that is, human capital.

Victoria Kwakwa |

Here are 7 things you need to know about taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.

Ceren Ozer |

Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

Step up to the Jobs Challenge It is said that some employees are hired because of their technical skills, but fired due to their behaviors or attitudes, such as arriving late or showing a lack of…

Pablo Acosta, Takiko Igarashi |

Photo: Dane Macri/The Advocacy Project via Flickr CC. The relationship between poverty and disability goes both ways: [[tweetable]]disability increases the risk of poverty[[/tweetable]], and[[…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

Kazakhstan. Photo: Kubat Sydykov / World Bank How large is the share of public procurement to GDP in middle-income and low-income countries and how it is evolving? If sizable, can public…

Simeon Djankov, Federica Saliola, Asif Islam |

Foto: Mohamad Al-Arief / World Bank En las últimas décadas, hemos observado un aumento en la cantidad de países que invierten en programas de protección social. Estos programas ayudan a los…

Michal Rutkowski |

马达加斯加社会安全网计划受益人定期收到现金赠款,受到营养、儿童早期发展和领导能力方面的培训。摄影:世界银行Mohamad Al-Arief 过去几十年来,我们目睹了对社会保护体系进行投资的国家不断增加。此类计划帮助个人和家庭尤其是贫困和弱势个人和家庭应对危机和冲击,投资于其子女的健康和教育,支持年轻人发展其技能并找到工作,保护老年人。

Michal Rutkowski |

مستفيدون من برنامج شبكة الأمان الاجتماعي في مدغشقر، أغلبهم من النساء، يتلقون بانتظام مبالغ نقدية وتدريبات على التغذية وتنمية الطفولة المبكرة ومهارات القيادة. تصوير: محمد العريف/ البنك الدولي [[…

Michal Rutkowski |