Another year has passed, and as we do each year-end, here’s a rundown of what content resonated most with you on World Bank social media in 2016. Four World Bank Facebook posts you cared about…

Mario Trubiano |

Earthquake survivors set up bank accounts to receive the first installment of 50, 000 Rupees each. The rebuilding has long begun in Nuwakot District in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal.…

Annette Dixon |

Differentiating between effective and nominal access A couple of months ago, one of our urban development colleagues wrote about the gap between effective and nominal access to water…

Tatiana Peralta Quiros, Camila Rodriguez |

The stat is appalling: [[tweetable]]1 in 3 women worldwide have or will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.[[/tweetable]] Although it may take…

Sweta Shrestha, Ram Devineni, Isabel Santagostino, Margarita Puerto Gómez, Rocio Calidonio |

In less than a generation the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region has made great progress in expanding the basic public services that are necessary for children to succeed later in life.…

Oscar Calvo-González, Eduardo Malasquez |

This is the fourth in our series of posts by PhD students on the job market this year. Giving livestock to poor households can increase their incomes substantially. This naturally raises the…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

[[tweetable]]Urbanization comes at a price, especially in an era of climate change and increased risk of natural disasters.[[/tweetable]] Presently, the average annual loss from natural disasters…

Joe Leitmann, Valerie-Joy Santos |

Young Wayúu girls go fetch water in La Guajira, Colombia Extending the human right of access to water supply and sanitation (WSS) services to Indigenous Peoples represents the final step for many…

Clementine Marie Stip, Dianna M. Pizarro, Lilian Pena Pereira Weiss, Miguel Vargas-Ramirez |

As 60 million people in Africa await humanitarian assistance due to the worst El Nino in decades, the World Bank is actively engaged in 14 countries to plan recovery programs worth more than $500…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Christoph Pusch |

“I started working from when I was 8. When father could not send me to school, I decided to do something to support my family financially. Today, I am working as a cook in this tea shop.” - Puran…

SaileshTiwari |