This week in Doha, the marble corridors of the Qatar National Convention Center resonate with voices from around the world. Over half way through the UN Climate Change Conference, as ministers…

Rachel Kyte |

También disponible en español y portugués So you may be wondering if those scenes from the movie 2012 are not too much of a stretch after all, huh? In the Hollywood blockbuster, apocalyptic images…

Erick Fernandes |

También disponible en español Since the Great Recession of 2008, there has been a widespread sense of malaise among the American middle class. Their incomes are close to stagnant, employment has…

Francisco Ferreira |

También disponible en español The earthquake in Costa Rica caused serious damage, including to major national utilities such as the water network. More than 1.3 million people in San Jose depend…

Fernando Ramírez |

Also available in Español, Portuguese Do longer classroom hours equal good grades? Spending more time in school is a subject currently being discussed as one solution to improving students'…

Peter Holland |

Also available in Portuguese, Spanish Women are increasingly becoming Latin America's critical development partners. Moms, students, working professionals, women from all walks of life, are a…

Joao Pedro Azevedo, Louise Cord |

Also available in Portuguese, Español There is no arguing that high food prices are taking a heavy toll on Latin America’s families, business and governments, fueling ripple effects on people’s…

Marie Chantal Messier |

También disponible en español, portuguese, francésOver the past two decades the region has significantly raised the level of the conversation and awareness around the issue, developing national…

Keith Hansen, Carmen Carpio |

Response to our invitation to talented young Arabic speakers to join our team here in the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank has been tremendous. Thank you! We are excited to…

Inger Andersen |

The scaling up of voluntary medical male circumcision, particularly in high HIV prevalence settings, is a highly cost-effective intervention to fight the epidemic—randomized controlled trials have…

Patricio V. Marquez |