Step up to the Jobs Challenge It is said that some employees are hired because of their technical skills, but fired due to their behaviors or attitudes, such as arriving late or showing a lack of…

Pablo Acosta, Takiko Igarashi |

“Test and punish”? There’s a debate raging in American schools today: how (and how much) should children be tested? The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act created a system where all children in all…

Rafael de Hoyos, Peter Holland |

When I talk to people about impact evaluation results, I often get two reactions: Sure, that intervention delivered great results in a well-managed pilot. But it doesn’t tell us anything about…

David Evans |

“Individuality is the product of both biological inheritance and personal experience, ” said Professor Charles A. Nelson during a recent presentation at the World Bank. Professor Nelson has been…

Magdalena Bendini |

Also available in: Spanish Scott Ozanus, guest blogger, is the Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer at KPMG. He is also a member of the ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood Early…

P. Scott Ozanus |

A parenting education workshop is underway in Indonesia. Ed's note: This guest blog is by Heather Biggar Tomlinson (Executive Director, Roshan Learning Center) and Syifa Andina (Chairperson,…

Heather Biggar Tomlinson, Syifa Andina |

there must be a screen here somewhere, where could it be? At 9:00 am this past Monday morning, almost 30 people crammed into a small conference room at the World Bank in DC to talk about ...…

Michael Trucano |

For a region that is considered middle-income, it is unacceptable that one in every 40 children in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) dies in the first year of life mostly from preventable…

Claudia Costin, Sophie Naudeau |

When President Obama announced a number of investment priorities for his second term that would expand the economy and strengthen the middle class, his focus on bolstering early childhood…

Tamar Manuelyan Atinc |