The King Baudouin Foundation has just announced that it is accepting nominations for its 2014-2015 African Development Prize. The Prize awards innovative initiatives that help local communities…

Kristina Nwazota |

Just hours after the release of PISA test scores last week showed Finland’s students slipping in the international rankings from a ten-year perch at the top, a Finnish headline read “Golden Days…

Halsey Rogers, Alethea Dopart |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |

Join me in a Twitter Chat on why global food prices remain high on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. ET/15:00 GMT. I'll be tweeting from @worldbanklive with hashtag #foodpriceschat. Ask questions beforehand…

José Cuesta |

In September 2013, four elderly sisters in Botswana were finally and definitively allowed to remain in the ancestral home where they had spent most of their lives — the result of their own…

Tazeen Hasan |

Dear Africa Can readers, we’ve heard from many of you since our former Africa Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan left the region for a new Bank position that you want Africa Can to continue…

Francisco Ferreira |

While global economic growth has been sluggish in recent years, Africa has been growing. We’ve seen a resurgence of traditional sectors such as agriculture and the extractive industries as well as…

Sajitha Bashir |

Dans le monde, 165 millions d’enfants de moins de cinq ans sont trop petits pour leur âge, une conséquence directe de la malnutrition chronique. Les atteintes se manifestent pendant la grossesse…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

A nivel mundial, 165 millones de niños menores de 5 años sufren de malnutrición crónica, también conocida como retraso del crecimiento, o baja estatura en relación con la edad. Gran parte de este…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

Во всем мире 165 миллионов детей в возрасте до 5 лет страдают от хронического недоедания; это явление называется также задержкой роста. Большинство этих неблагоприятных изменений происходит в…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |