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 |

We are excited to host a two-day conference that will bring together more than 40 government representatives from 12 countries to explore how to maximize the impact of community-driven development…

Anna Wellenstein, Franck Bousquet |

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 |

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 |

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 |