With 54 percent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, central and local governments around the globe are faced with both opportunities and challenges. This week, policymakers from…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

There is no sign that the revival of interest in adaptive and entrepreneurial approaches to development work is going tail off soon. That’s why the demand is growing for indications of how the…

David Booth |

The World Bank is working toward two incredibly ambitious goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and ensuring shared prosperity for the bottom 40% of the population in each developing country. To…

Elizabeth Howton |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية Nigeria has reason to celebrate. The country recently marked one year with no polio cases, bringing the world one step closer to eradicating a…

Julia Ross |

President Buhari of Nigeria vaccinates his 3-month-old granddaughter to mark one year of no polio cases in Nigeria. ​Photo courtesy of Dr. Andrew Etsano, Incident Manager of the Nigeria Polio…

Ayodeji Oluwole Odutolu, Benjamin Loevinsohn, Shunsuke Mabuchi |

This week at the Third International Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, we’ve seen the birth of a new era in global health financing.   The World Bank Group, together with our…

Tim Evans |

A New Era for Every Woman, Every Child This week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the Third International Financing for Development Conference, the United Nations, along with the World Bank Group…

Melanie Mayhew |

Photo credit: Jbdodane When Governor Adams Oshiomhole took office in Edo State, Nigeria, in November 2008, it was on the back of a protracted battle to retrieve his mandate through the electoral…

Katherine Anne Bain, Doug Porter |

You are feeling not so well.   You go to the doctor.   She is a good doctor.   She runs some tests, tells you nothing is wrong with you and you leave, ready to get back to work.   Why are you so…

Markus Goldstein |