Credit: Albanian National Tourism Agency Summer after summer, hundreds of thousands of urban dwellers flock from Tirana, Albania’s capital, and beyond to the nearby city of Durres, on the Adriatic…

David Michaud |

Credit: Albanian National Tourism Agency

David Michaud |

[[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 |

Patrick Abi Salloum / World Bank In many ways, Beirut is the capital of resilience and generosity. Over the centuries, the city has embraced, and continues to embrace, civilizations and cultures…

Saroj Kumar Jha |

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 |

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 |

It’s often said that a picture paints a thousand words. If that’s true then, 18 years since its inception, the Water Cartoon Calendar has produced enough material for an epic series of novels. A…

Martin Craig Hall |