A young woman waits at a bus terminal in Brazil. Photo: WRI Brasil/FlickrThe global transport conversation increasingly recognizes that men and women have different mobility patterns, and that…

Karla Dominguez Gonzalez, Bianca Bianchi Alves, Verónica Raffo, Brittany Walters, Ana Luiza Machado |

[[tweetable]]​In 2018, the themes of climate change, disruptive technology, and human capital were not only priorities for the World Bank Group, but for governments, private companies, and…

Zubedah Robinson, Mario Trubiano |

Last month, I attended the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, where policymakers from across the world gathered to strategize about ways to achieve a demographic dividend—…

Annette Dixon |

  Photo courtesy of Jessica DuVernay This blog first appeared on Medium,  Financing the Health Systems of the Future: A Proposed Framework for Including Non-Communicable Diseases A series of…

Arin Dutta, Caroline Ly |

Reform leaders who are persuaded by the need to invest in human capital face the challenge of getting thousands of state personnel, who staff myriad government agencies, to deliver. The…

Stuti Khemani |

With the creation of the World Bank’s Human Capital project and launch of the Human Capital Index in October 2018 it is fitting for social accountability practitioners to ask how countries would…

Jeff Thindwa |

A local bus in Luxembourg. Photo: Fränz Bous/Flickr As discussions concluded at COP24, countries still struggle to translate their climate commitments into effective and socially acceptable…

Nancy Vandycke, Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

Students at the Zanaki Primary School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. © Sarah Farhat/World Bank Whew, it’s out! On October 11, 2018, the World Bank Group released its inaugural Human Capital Index (…

Jason Weaver |

Across South Asia, four known species of indigenous, fully mature,  small food-fish – now dubbed ‘NutriFish’ have nutritional and health benefits for pregnant and lactating women and young…

Pawan Patil |

Globally, over one-third of women report having experienced some form of physical or sexual violence. Many cases of violence, such as domestic abuse and rape, are underreported, so the true…

Sameera Al Tuwaijri, Seemeen Saadat |