[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 |

This is the eighteenth and final entry in this year's job market series. You can read them all here.    A central question in development economics is how to fund public goods. Informal…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

© Center for Conservation and Research, Sri Lanka The members of the community in the Bulugolla village in Sri Lanka breathed a sigh of relief. It was the month of October and the rice harvest had…

Hasita Bhammar |

If you skimmed the news this year, 2017 may have seemed like a tough year for climate change.   The US and the Caribbean endured a devastating hurricane season. People across Africa felt the…

Ellysar Baroudy |

India’s commitment to sustainable development is clearly demonstrated through its innovative and progressive forest policies. The Government’s policy of incentivising state governments to improve…

Siddhanta Das |

This is the seventeenth, and penultimate, of this year’s job market series.  Research question and motivation  That early-life events can affect adult outcomes is now well established. Lifelong…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Thomas Farole, one of the authors of the report, explains three ways of understanding North Lebanon's jobs challenges and opportunities. (Photo: Sonia Madhvani and Timothy Clay / World Bank)…

Thomas Farole, Joanna Corzo |

The movement of workers across state borders has become highly commercialized in many parts of the world. The recruitment process often involves third-party intermediaries charging high fees,…

Petra Niedermayerova, Manolo Abella, Ganesh Seshan |

How does my pension fund invest my money? More and more people around the world are asking this question. As the global population ages, it has becoming increasingly important to ensure that…

Fiona Stewart |

Girls attend school. Pakistan. © Caroline Suzman/World Bank Growing up in Pakistan, I often wondered why boys were expected to become doctors or engineers while girls, including me, were…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |