Impact bonds are innovative performance-based contracts between an investor, an outcome funder, and a service provider that tackle a social or environmental challenge. They are a form of public-…

Anna Wellenstein, Inga Afanasieva |

Economic growth, social inclusion, public health, environmental protection… mobility is at the core of many critical issues that have been shaping the global development agenda. This message came…

Nancy Vandycke |

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 |

The holidays are upon us - a time to relax, see friends and family, and generally catch up. If you are anything like me then catching up will involve reading, so I thought that I’d share with you…

Pinelopi Goldberg |

Using Islamic finance for infrastructure development attracted more attention recently in the quest to maximize finance for development. At the recent World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, the…

Sara Ahmed and Ashraf Bouajina |

Photo: eLearning Africa Rwanda’s progress from the devastating civil war two decades ago to one of the most rapidly developing African countries is a remarkable narrative on development. Twenty-…

Sheila Jagannathan |

Would you imagine having to evacuate your village by boat because the only road that takes you to your school and brings the goods is flooded? In February 2018, the fiction became reality for some…

Verónica Raffo, Pablo Iribarren Santos, Yohannes Yemane Kesete |

Let’s kick off with a new flagship report by Beegle et al on social assistance in Africa.

Ugo Gentilini |

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 |