Children work in their classroom. Photo: Maria Fleischmann / World Bank “Ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that…

Samuel Berlinski |

If you think about it, snow is a pretty amazing thing. It is nature’s way of storing water in the winter, and then using it in the summer when it is needed, namely during the growing season. If it…

Kulsum Ahmed |

View from Chacaltaya, a formally snow-covered peak where the snow has disappeared. Mountain climbers and skiers are witness to major changes in the Andean landscape over the past few decades. The…

Pablo Benitez |

​As financing for development talks wrapped up last week in Addis, many conversations revolved around the “how much” as well as on the “how” of achieving universal sustainable and inclusive…

Paula Caballero |

The other day I had the opportunity to participate in the annual CAF conference on Infrastructure, this time held in Mexico City. The conference featured CAF's new IDEAL report on the state…

Karin Erika Kemper |

Also available in Bahasa Indonesia Women are emerging as a major force for change. Countries that have invested in girls’ education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |