2017 was a busy year in the world of infrastructure and public-private partnerships at the World Bank Group: from new knowledge products and tools, to innovations and success stories in places…

Yelena Osipova-Stocker, Lylia Jixuan Li |

[Put together the puzzle pieces to reveal the picture. Scroll down to #9 for hints.]   [[tweetable]]If the world in 2017 were a jigsaw puzzle, what memorable pieces would you choose to make up the…

Andy Shuai Liu, Lois Goh |

The first time a World Bank education team tried classroom observations in Brazil, it nearly provoked a state-wide teachers’ strike. It was October 2009 in the northeast state of Pernambuco and…

Daphna Berman |

Photo: Michiel van Nimwegen | Flickr Creative Commons Just ahead of this year’s anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, I visited the Tsunami Honganji Vihara site in Sri Lanka where…

David Baxter |

Facing one of the lowest fertility rates in the European Union (EU), the Government of Poland introduced a new family benefit program that had two objectives: encourage fertility and reduce child…

Karolina Goraus-Tańska, Gabriela Inchauste |

Somaliland is often described as a breakaway state, void of international recognition. But most parts of Somaliland—including Hargeisa—boast safe, democratic, and culturally compelling…

The invitation for new SAFE Trust Fund applications is now open until 9 February 2018

Daniel Boyce |

Full infographic This commentary first appeared on the UHC2030 website. Full list of authors: Craig Burgess, Anna Marriott,  Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Bruno Rivalan, James Sale Despite the international…

Craig Burgess, Anna Marriott |

Development Impact will now be on break over the next couple of weeks for the holidays, resuming in early January after the AEA annual meetings. Inspired by some of the interesting lists of…

Berk Ozler, David Evans, Markus Goldstein, David McKenzie |