A genetic mutation that is believed to have occurred 7,300 years ago continues to kill thousands of persons every year in Africa.

Muhammad Ali Pate, ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D. |

Can the use of Big Data by financial institutions and alternative lenders lead to financial inclusion?

Pratibha Chhabra |

The World Bank recently co-organized Sierra Leone's first-ever Resilient Urban Mobility Hackathon, where talented youth came together together to tackle transport challenges through the use…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Xavier Espinet, Dunstan Matekenya |

This blog is based on new child and maternal mortality estimates released jointly today by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) and United Nations…

Emi Suzuki, Haruna Kashiwase |

In April 2019, a multi-stakeholder hearing took place in New York to promote an ambitious agenda for universal health coverage (UHC).

Ilona Kickbusch, Dr. Githinji Gitahi |

To prepare workers for the future of work, governments should protect workers for change, not from change.

Truman Packard |

The coverage of health care in Afghanistan has improved with the number of health facilities increasing from 598 in 2004 to 2,684 in 2017, indicating that more than 87 percent of the population is…

Fraidoon Farzad |

A World Bank project is making a small difference in the lives of thousands of women and girls every day in the seven countries in which it is being implemented, such as Mali.

Habibatou Gologo |

No country can truly prosper without sustained investments in its people. Recognizing this challenge, Morocco is giving increasing priority to early childhood development

Isabelle Poupaert |