After teachers, principals are considered to be the most important school input to student learning. Photo: World Bank Addressing the global learning crisis requires improving the experience of…

Melissa Adelman, Rita Almeida, Juan Baron |

foto: Dominic Chavez La lactancia materna es el primer y el mejor alimento para un bebé, proporcionando nutrientes esenciales en los primeros años de vida. Es también la primera vacuna de un niño…

Annette Dixon |

Training for data collectors in Kambia, Sierra Leone. (Photo: Kabira Namit / World Bank) [[tweetable]]Collecting data in education can be a tricky business.[[/tweetable]] After spending…

Kabira Namit, Jonathan Seiden |

We all hear about the importance of “socio-emotional skills” when looking for a job. Employers are said to be looking for individuals who are hardworking, meet deadlines, are reliable, creative,…

Saori Imaizumi |

Recently, we reached out to education experts around the world to hear what they considered the most pressing issues facing our sector today. Surprisingly, they all said that little has changed in…

Harry A. Patrinos, Eduardo Velez Bustillo |

© 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 |

在世界经济论坛的《2016-2017 年全球竞争力报告》中,香港竞争力下跌了两位至全球第九,报告指香港面临的最大挑战,是怎样“将这个世界前列的金融中心发展成创新基地”。   有人认为这些忧虑无的放矢,毕竟香港人均 GDP 达 42, 000 美元,而且过去 5 年 GDP 增幅可人,每年平均为 3% ,羡煞不少发达经济体。 不过,如果大家深入研究数据,…

Dr. Winnie Tang, Juni Tingting Zhu |

The Ease of Doing Business Initiative (EDBI) is helping turn sub-Saharan Africa’s markets into attractive investment destinations.   Over the past 15 years, Sub-Saharan African countries have been…

Catherine Masinde, Frank A. Twagira |

  From time to time, everyone encounters sleek products whose form seems to eclipse their function—an image-heavy website that fails to provide basic information, or a shiny gadget with an all-too…

Claudio Mendonca |

Global trade seems to be in a perilous state.  The dynamic growth engine of the 1990s first slowed in the 2000s, then spluttered during the crisis, and is now sadly slacking behind GDP growth. …

Aaditya Mattoo, Michele Ruta, Cristina Constantinescu |