In many economies in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as some countries in South Asia, birth registration in rural areas is very low.

Florina Pirlea |

The World Bank Group’s Identification for Development (ID4D) Initiative recently released a consultation draft of the ID4D Practitioner’s Guide for public comments throughout June.

Julia Clark, Vyjayanti T Desai, Jonathan Marskell |

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 |

This is the twentieth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. When we study how institutions affect development, we often focus on the characteristics of national…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

© Daniel Silva Yoshisato An estimated one billion people around the world – half of which are in Africa – lack official identification to prove who they are. And many millions more have forms of…

Makhtar Diop |

This is the twelfth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market.Social commentators and researchers struggle to explain why, despite growing inequality in many countries…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the ninth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. In low-income countries, small firms account for the majority of taxpayers (World Bank 2011). Yet we know…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the third in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. A firm’s success rides heavily on the performance of its employees. It is therefore important that firms…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Suguna, one of the many women who has benefited from Aadhaar– her digital identity. © Bernat Parera In Para village of Rajasthan, India, Shanti Devi’s livelihood depends on wages earned through…

Nandan Nilekani |

Juan and his sisters proudly show their identification. © Daniel Silva Yoshisato/World Bank Peru has placed so much emphasis on the importance of identification that it has created a museum…

Samia Melhem, Mia Harbitz |