In the last decade, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are probably the key social policy innovation around the world and in the East Asia and Pacific region. The targeted programs offer…

Ariel Fiszbein |

The forum works through eight working groups that meet regularly to discuss issues such as tax and law, export, and tourism.

Stéphane Guimbert |

For about a week, I've been reminded of today's 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day by a giant red ribbon hanging on the World Bank's main building here in Washington, DC. A few…

James I Davison |

A rice seller in one of Cambodia's markets. The price of rice, a staple food for Cambodians,  has doubled between July 2007 and July 2008. Last week, I attended a very interesting seminar by…

Stéphane Guimbert |

Most of us in the development community are aware that proper water and sanitation services are crucial for life and health. Proper sanitation especially can decrease the instances and spread of…

Jaehyang So |

Workers scale one of the skyscrapers under construction in Cambodia. Last Sunday, more than 8 millions Cambodians were called to vote. This is already the fourth general elections since the 1991…

Stéphane Guimbert |

Image credit: CPI at Flickr under a Creative Commons license.

Claudia Gabarain |

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism recently published a special feature titled "Toilet Trouble" that referred to a Bank study on the economic impact of poor water and…

Claudia Gabarain |

The Grassroots Business Initiative (GBI) is the brainchild of the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).  Launched in 2004, the GBI supports innovative social enterprises –…

Michael Figueroa |