If you have had your fill of theories and promises about what the widespread diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICTs) might mean for teaching and learning practices across an…

Michael Trucano |

A quick check of the user logs for the World Bank's EduTech blog shows that postings on the use of mobile phones in education consistently draw the most readers.  While highlighting the new…

Michael Trucano |

With apologies in advance to initiatives in a handful of other countries considered world leaders in this area (including Costa Rica, Namibia, Thailand, Mexico and Brazil): Of all the programs in…

Michael Trucano |

Earlier this summer, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka to win the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup. Like any triumph in an international competition, there was a great sense of national pride, this time…

Ben Safran |

The World Bank announced earlier this year that it would back Mexico’s fight against Influenza A (H1N1) with $205 million in fast-disbursing funds. Since then it has supported more than a dozen…

At the Development Committee closing press conference, Bank President Bob Zoellick together with Agustín Carstens, who is Mexico's Finance Minister as well as Development Committee Chair,…

Nina Vucenik |

El Comité para el Desarrollo dio conocer sus resoluciones en una conferencia de prensa que se retrasó media hora. La conferencia tuvo lugar en la sede principal del Fondo Monetario Internacional (…

Ximena Gutierrez |

En estos momentos se está emitiendo al mundo entero el Debate BBC. El debate de la BBC se grabó aquí, en el mismo edificio donde se encuentra mi oficina, en la sede del Banco Mundial en Washington…

Ximena Gutierrez |

Me levanté tarde.  Dormí profundo, esta semana ha sido maratónica y no escuché la alarma… en carreras arreglarme y tomar el bus S1, el que me deja enfrente de de los edificios de Banco Mundial y…

Ximena Gutierrez |

Acabo de salir del Foro regional: América Latina y la crisis global, la primera parte concluyó con el discurso de Mauricio Funes, presidente electo de El Salvador. Funes fue el único que habló…

Ximena Gutierrez |