With the rising costs of out-of-pocket health care expenditures, currently estimated at half a trillion dollars globally, the number of people affected by this trend is expected to increase…

Muhammad Ali Pate |

For the past five years, the world has come together every December 12 to rally around the idea that everyone, everywhere should have access to quality, affordable health care, without suffering…

REFILOE MABEJANE, KHUAT THI HAI OANH, ARIANA CHILDS GRAHAM |

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 |