Globally, 56 percent of children live in countries with Human Capital Index (HCI) scores below 0.5. As these countries gear up to improve their human capital outcomes, it is vital to set a target…

Zelalem Yilma Debebe |

In 2015, the Ministry of Education and Sciences in Paraguay implemented a census-based standardized student assessment through the National Student Achievement Assessment System. One of us – Diana…

Diana Galeano Servian, Helena Rovner, Monica Yanez-Pagans |

En 2015, el Ministerio de Educación y Ciencias de Paraguay implementó por primera vez una evaluación censal a través del Sistema Nacional de Evaluación del Proceso Educativo. Una de nosotras –…

Diana Galeano Servian, Helena Rovner, Monica Yanez-Pagans |

Corredor Seco, Honduras. Foto: Àngels Maso. Banco Mundial  Hace algunas semanas tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar la planta de tratamiento de agua y represa “Federico Boquín” en Tegucigalpa, una…

Seynabou Sakho, Marco Antonio Aguero |

Economic inclusion programs provide a “big push” to help the extreme poor and other vulnerable people move into sustainable livelihoods, and can play an important part in poverty reduction. Photo…

Ines Arevalo, Michelle Kaffenberger, Aude de Montesquiou |

At the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund in Bali, Indonesia, the World Bank highlighted the importance of human capital for economic development.   Central to…

Julia Liberman, Rachel Cooper, Victoria Levin |

Fair in Capiibary, San Pedro Department. Farrah Frick / World Bank The producers of Capiibary, a small town in the San Pedro Department, will never forget Friday, May 4th, 2018, when Mario Abdo…

Francisco Obreque |

Feria de los productores de Capiibary. Farrah Frick/Banco Mundial Los productores de Capiibary, un pequeño pueblo en el Departamento de San Pedro, nunca olvidarán el viernes 4 de mayo de 2018,…

Francisco Obreque |