Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Over the last couple of years a small team of us have worked on an initiative to incorporate the regular, systematic feedback of citizens into the design and…

Soren Gigler |

Halfway through the year, Paula Caballero, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice Senior Director at the World Bank, wrote that 2015 would be the year the world was going to connect the…

Isabel Saldarriaga |

The Tunisian revolution has spawned a butterfly effect, very specific to its context. On the ground, events have continued to evolve, contributing to a revolution within the Tunisian…

Aicha Karafi |

Talti village in Dhading district in Nepal: A new micro hydropower plant has made it possible to open an agro-processing plant. Credit: The World Bank Fifteen years ago, I started a new job in the…

Bhupendra Shakya |

Let me explain why the World Bank is optimistic for Moldova.  Reason for optimism number 1. On the edge of the largest market in the world - the European Union - and with labour costs a tiny…

Alex Kremer |

Discussing public services in Pakistan. Credit: GSP/MDTF/2013 I arrived in Pakistan right after the third round of local elections held in most provinces on December 5. ​This was the first local…

Ming Zhang |

“The Paris of the Middle East”, “the Switzerland of the Middle East”, “the Pearl of the Mediterranean”, all these descriptions are used to paint a magical image of Lebanon and its capital city,…

Wissam Harake |

“I wish that I had had this [report] when I started. . . . It has some great things that we found out over a long period time –  in many cases, through trial and error. And so, when I read it, I…

Ceci Sager |

As the year is coming to an end, we wanted to thank our readers for contributing, commenting, and sharing our blog posts! We wanted to curate to some of the best blog posts from 2015 in hope to…

Ravi Kumar |

The agreement reached by 196 countries at Paris to collectively work to limit the growth of global average temperatures to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is a landmark…

Charles Cormier |