During the days coming up to, and after October 17, when many stories, numbers, and calls for action will mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we want to invite you to think…

Caren Grown, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

Members of Wayuu community in the colombian region of Guajira. Jessica Belmont/WorldBank The other day I asked my five-year-old daughter if she knew what being poor was. She hesitated at first but…

Oscar Calvo-González |

© Daniel Silva Yoshisato According to the World Bank Group’s 2018 #ID4D Global Dataset, an estimated one billion people around the globe face challenges in proving who they are. They struggle to…

Vyjayanti T Desai, Anna Diofasi, Jing Lu |

After an accident at his workplace, Bhoomi, a 26-year-old from rural Tamil Nadu, India, lost interest in work and isolated himself from everyone. His neighbors were at a loss to understand the…

Varalakshmi Vemuru, Samhita Kumar |

Devotees at the Erwadi Dargah in Tamil Nadu, India. (Photo: DMPH Erwadi) Last month I blogged about how mental illness is curable, treatable, and preventable. Today, let me take you to a town in…

Varalakshmi Vemuru |

 This blog is part of a series produced to commemorate End Poverty Day (October 17), focusing on China – which has contributed more than any other country to global poverty reduction – and its…

Gladys H. Morales |

On World Mental Health Day, here’s a fact to reflect on: [[tweetable]]people with mental illness are among the socially excluded and marginalized groups in society. [[/tweetable]]They are often…

Varalakshmi Vemuru |

If economists view mental health as one component of human capital, as we typically view physical health, then it’s a natural step to the corollary view that good mental health leads to…

Jed Friedman |