We are witnesses to the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities around the world, in both developed and developing countries. In my previous blog post, I showed this trend and the studies that…

Victor Mulas |

At a Bridge school in Kenya, teachers use computer tablets to deliver lessons. About 4.5 billion people in developing countries are low-income, living on $8 a day or less (in 2005 purchasing power…

Eriko Ishikawa, Kathleen Gaertner Mignano |

A month ago, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Kenya released a set of re-based and revised National Accounts Statistics (NAS), the culmination of an exercise that started in 2010. …

Johan Mistiaen, John Randa, Apurva Sanghi |

This is the second in our series of posts by students on the job market this year. Relaxing supply-side constraints is not always sufficient to ensure delivery of public services to poor and…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

At the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Bali on December 2013, all WTO members reached an agreement on trade facilitation and a compromise on food security issues, a contentious topic…

Bill Gain, Ankur Huria, Kaori Niina |

In my first mission as senior director, I am participating in an event in London this week hosted by the Governance Partnership Facility (GPF). This multi donor trust fund includes the World Bank…

Mario Marcel |

How are individuals and organizations taking advantage of the data that governments are publishing? This is part of a series looking at how data are being used for social good.  Last time we…

Samuel Lee, Sandra Moscoso, Linet Kwamboka |

Can prepaid systems become an instrument to improve access and quality of water services to poor people in African cities and towns? Or does prepayment deny poor people more access to water? Do…

Chris Heymans, Kathy Eales |

Also available in: Español Climate change presents serious and growing risks to the global economic system, with a number of recent studies showing the impact that climate change is already having…

Thomas Kerr |

In the seven years between 2000 and 2007, the world undertook a massive push to increase enrollments for all children in primary school. This organized effort was successful in reducing the…

Donald Baum |