The Africa Disaster Risk Financing Initiative supports agriculture insurance programs which unlock critical assess to credit for low-income farmers in Kenya, as well as in Uganda and Rwanda. Photo…

Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio |

  A new World Bank study finds that some Chilean technicians with a two-year degree have education returns that are only slightly lower than those of professionals. (Photo: Dominic Chavez/World…

Diego Angel-Urdinola |

We’re pleased to announce support for 12 projects which seek to improve the way development data are produced, managed, and used. They bring together diverse teams of collaborators from around the…

World Bank Data Team |

We are all aware of the statistics: [[tweetable]]cities are home to more than 50% of the world’s population, [[/tweetable]] and they are growing so fast that 66 out of 100 people on earth will be…

Soraya Goga |

Enumerators in Ecuador collecting water sample for water quality test. Credit: World Bank team in Ecuador Over the last few years, the international community has been busy establishing new…

Ana María Oviedo, Libbet Loughnan |

Also available in Bahasa Indonesia Women are emerging as a major force for change. Countries that have invested in girls’ education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

While driving around rural areas of Puno in Peru, Caaguazú in Paraguay or Granada in Nicaragua, do not be surprised to see women lifting rocks from the roads and using shovels and picks alongside…

Maria Margarita Nunez |

Recently planted avocado trees in the Alto Laran district, in Peru. A five hours’ drive south of Lima lays the coastal provinces of Chincha. If one heads inland into the deserted mountains that…

Maria Margarita Nunez |

On a Friday evening last November, twelve mayors from nearby districts gathered at the municipal office building in Tarapoto, Peru. Even though the rainy season was just ramping-up in this lush…

Maria Margarita Nunez |

In September, the world’s top scientists said the human influence on climate was clear. Last month, they warned of increased risks of a rapidly warming planet to our economies, environment, food…

Rachel Kyte |