This Bangladeshi woman was born in poverty. With the right kind of education, life in poverty quickly became a story from the past for her. Credit: World Bank "I have a four-year-old son back…

Hartwig Schafer |

Afghanistan: Learning from a decade of progress and loss [[tweetable]]In Afghanistan, the past decade saw remarkable progress, as well as reversals and lost opportunities[[/tweetable]]. The…

Shubham Chaudhuri |

A bus with returnees from Pakistan at the IOM Screening center on Turkham border in Nangarhar province. Photo Credit: IOM Afghanistan / E. Schwoerer [[tweetable]]Four decades of conflict, violence…

Shubham Chaudhuri, Laurence Hart |

The just-released Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey (ALCS) paints a stark picture of the reality facing Afghanistan today. More than half the Afghan population lives below the national poverty…

Shubham Chaudhuri |

  The National Solidarity Programme (NSP) improved lives of millions of Afghans across rural Afghanistan. NSP's successor, the Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project aims to improve the…

Abdul Qayum Yousufzai |

When it comes to conflict and displacement, we often think about the refugees forced to flee their homes. Equally affected, however, are the ones making their way home after a trying time in exile…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Janmejay Singh |

With support provided by the KMDP, over one million people (about 73 percent women and children) have benefited from the construction of about 247 kilometers of neighborhood roads. Photo: Rumi…

Sateh Chafic El-Arnaout, Hyoung Gun Wang |

Afghan children walk pass a bombed bus in 2016, Mohammad Ismael/ REUTERS In Afghanistan violence is a daily fact of life. The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan released their 2016…

Richard Hogg |

Despite government efforts with support from the international community, Afghanistan's development needs remain massive. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank I am still shaken and…

Annette Dixon |