Another year has passed, and as we do each year-end, here’s a rundown of what content resonated most with you on World Bank social media in 2016. Four World Bank Facebook posts you cared about…

Mario Trubiano |

Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the…

Tariq Khokhar, Donna Barne |

Rubi’s Story: Exulted, Rubi ran home. As fast as her fifteen-year-old legs could carry her, she ran, exam in hand, excited to share the results with her family. The results, she believed, would…

Lucia Hanmer |

This is the seventh in our series of posts by Ph.D. students on the job market this year The tripling of area planted with tropical oil crops since the 1990s represents the largest transformation…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

  Improved water supply in Kipanduka village,  Tanzania Photo: Alessandra Argenti/ World Bank Can the ability to sustain rural water systems be captured by a simple score? A new multipurpose four-…

Kristoffer Welsien, Deviariandy Setiawan, Lilian Pena Pereira Weiss, Antonio Rodríguez Serrano |

Photo Credit: Andres Sevtsuk, Harvard City Form Lab Last weekend I visited Bogor, 60 km (37 miles) outside of Jakarta. It only took an hour and fifteen minutes to leave the city. Due to traffic…

Gauri Gadgil |

This question is particularly relevant in the context of traditional public agricultural extension services. Expensive and burdened by high rates of under-staffing and low levels of accountability…

Maria Jones, Florence Kondylis |

A parenting education workshop is underway in Indonesia. Ed's note: This guest blog is by Heather Biggar Tomlinson (Executive Director, Roshan Learning Center) and Syifa Andina (Chairperson,…

Heather Biggar Tomlinson, Syifa Andina |

Forest and land fires making the news in Indonesia is nothing new. But a hostage drama in the middle of “fire season”? That’s a new twist, and indeed dominated headlines in early September. After…

Ann Jeannette Glauber |