Informed decision making requires timely and relevant evidence. This holds for national decision makers as well as development practitioners. Here at the World Bank...

Silvia Malgioglio, Nobuo Yoshida, Johannes Hoogeveen |

No country can truly prosper without sustained investments in its people. Recognizing this challenge, Morocco is giving increasing priority to early childhood development

Isabelle Poupaert |

Laws that protect and defend the rights of poor people are usually too ambiguous, cumbersome and expensive for them to access justice. In many developing countries, particularly in my home country…

Akindele Adeniyi |

Girls School in Sanaa. © UNICEF Yemen [[tweetable]]Creating sustainable peace and development solutions for countries affected by conflict, crisis and violence is a global responsibility for the…

Franck Bousquet, Oscar Fernández-Taranco |

African widows often face considerable disadvantage relative to married women in their first union. How much so depends on the society they live in, with pronounced hardship in some contexts, yet…

Dominique van de Walle |

In 2017, a severe and prolonged drought had hit countries in Africa and the Middle East, bringing crop shortage, livestock death, water scarcity and disease. Food shortages escalated into near-…

Utz Pape |

Chronic depression affects about 20 percent of Nigerian heads of households, according to the most recent results of the Nigerian General Household Survey (GHS) Panel, which measures indicators…

Julie Perng, Kevin McGee, Gbemisola Oseni, Ryoko Sato, Tomomi Tanaka |

Also available in: Français | Español | العربية The premise behind the Sustainable Cities photo competition was simple. [[tweetable]]We wanted to learn what people around the world “see” when they…

Xueman Wang, Dini Djalal |

Developing countries made considerable gains during the 2000s, resulting in a large reduction in extreme poverty and a significant expansion of the middle class. More recently that progress has…

Margaret McMillan, Dani Rodrik, Claudia Sepúlveda |