The National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) is working to improve agriculture through boosting productivity and quality. Photo Credit: NHLP/World Bank Every working day, I work closely…

Ahmad Fahim Jabari |

New technologies offer an opportunity to strengthen economic measurement. Evening luminosity observed from satellites has been shown to be a good proxy for economic activity. Economic growth is a…

Martin Rama, Robert C M Beyer |

According to a recent report, just over half of Afghan children attend primary school and most of them were boys. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank Fueled by unprecedented levels of aid,…

Christina Wieser |

Students at the Abdul Hadi Dawi school getting ready for class. Photo Credit: Anahita Matin/ World Bank At the heart of Kabul City in Makroyan 3, lies the all-boys ‘Abdul Hadi Dawi’ school.…

Anahita Hosseini Matin, Nathalie Lahire |

In the Dominican Republic, more than one third of young women aged between 18 and 22 get married or form an informal union before turning 18, while one in five has already given birth before…

Quentin Wodon |

The NATEJA project supports entrepreneurs like Nooria to start new business. "With support from NATEJA, we were able to purchase the required equipment and raw material to weave the carpets…

Pratap Sinha, Fatima Kashefi |

Although I have extensive project management experience in Daykundi Province, the scale and impact of the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Program is truly inspiring—for…

Fahimuddin Fahim |

Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank Afghanistan is vulnerable to a number of natural hazards, including earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides and avalanches, as well as hazards arising…

Julian Palma, Wais Ahmad Barmak |

Registered nurses look after newborns at a maternity hospital in Freetown Sierra Leone. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Last week on World Population Day, I was thinking of the joy of children and the…

Kristalina Georgieva |

  The National Solidarity Programme (NSP) improved lives of millions of Afghans across rural Afghanistan. NSP's successor, the Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project aims to improve the…

Abdul Qayum Yousufzai |