To complement the HCI, the broader Human Capital Project (HCP) aims both to advance measurement and research and to enhance country engagement on the topic of human capital. Birthdays offer an…

Kavita Watsa, Jason Weaver |

The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…

Hartwig Schafer |

Establishing a fit-for-purpose banking law in Uzbekistan

Miquel Dijkman, Eva Gutierrez |

Almost two decades ago, the World Bank mobilized IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, to launch the Multi-Country AIDS Program, the first billion-dollar response to the AIDS…

David Wilson, Marelize Gorgens, Nejma Cheikh |

Bangladesh has made it a priority to combat the scourge of stunting by focusing on improving access to quality nutrition and health services, adopting a series of multi-year strategies, programs…

Deepika Chaudhery |

The number of people newly infected with HIV each year has decreased 40% since 1998. Nearly 3 million people were newly infected in 1998.

Emi Suzuki, Haruna Kashiwase |

We invite all Maldivians, including women and youth, to share what they think are the constraints and opportunities that lie ahead; major challenges faced in ensuring prosperity for all and…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

A recent study examines regional and urban-rural patterns of undernutrition and overnutrition, dietary diversity, household food security, and the growth dynamics of adolescent girls aged 10 to 19…

Ziauddin Hyder |