The World Bank Group and the African Development Bank, with the support of the African Union, are producing a new 'flagship' report on how ICTs, especially mobile phones, have the…

Michael Trucano |

2011 was a highly successful year for World Bank blogs; four posts chalked up more than 10, 000 views over the year; the year saw the launch of the highly successful Development Impact blog; and…

Adam Wagstaff |

 Note: This is a French translation of a blog post that originally appeared in The Guardian's Poverty Matters blog. Les progrès économiques enregistrés cette année par l’Afrique sub-…

Shanta Devarajan |

See what a profound transformation the internet is producing in information-based sectors. Newspapers are under threat from online news sources and blogs. These same web destinations are becoming…

Ignacio Mas |

شكل ارتفاع معدلات البطالة العالية بين الشباب على وجه التحديد فى منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا أحد الأسباب والدوافع المؤدية لأحداث الربيع العربى وثوراته. وللمساعدة في مواجهة تحديات البطالة وخلق…

مايرا فالنزويلا |

“Mountain Forests – roots to our future”. That was the headline for this year’s International Mountain Day celebrated by the UN every 11th of December since 2003. This year especially emphasized…

Klas Sander |

It’s widely accepted nowadays that the ultimate goals of a health system are to improve the health conditions of the population; minimize the risk of impoverishment due to catastrophic health…

Patricio V. Marquez |

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World Bank Data Team |

世界发展指标数据库于2011年12月15日更新完毕。更新后的数据库重点介绍新的外债数据、《营商环境报告》和《企业调查报告》中的指标,免疫接种和结核病方面的数据系列、修订后的国民收入和生产核算账户、国际收支平衡、货币和政府财政等方面的指标以及教育统计数据。为配合《气候变化数据小手册》的发布,新增加了与二氧化碳排放和能源相关的20个新指标。大部分数据更新至2010年。…

World Bank Data Team |

Also available in Bahasa The number just kept getting bigger and bigger. At first it was a staggering 13, 000. The next day, over 25, 000. And then, 58, 000. By the end of the week, on January 1st…

David Lawrence |