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 |

Community of Mapaki's Community Monitoring Group Members, Ward 112, Bombali District. Photo: World Bank
When was the last time you participated in a community and worked together to…

Kimie Velhagen |

Blog reader: “Dan! The government is one big system. Why didn’t your blog on the latest research on the quality of governance take this into account?” Dan (Rogger): “Well, typically frontier…

Daniel Rogger |

في اليوم العالمي للسكان الذي حل الأسبوع الماضي، كنت أفكر في البهجة التي يجلبها الأطفال وفي حق المرأة في أن تقرر توقيت إنجابهم. فهذا الأمر يهم المرأة بقدر مايهم المجتمع كله. لايمكن أن تكون هناك…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

Registered nurses look after newborns at a maternity hospital in Freetown Sierra Leone. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Last week on World Population Day, I was thinking of the joy of children and the…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Des infirmières veillent sur des nouveaux-nés dans une maternité à Freetown, en Sierra Leone. © Dominic Chavez/Banque mondiale La semaine dernière était l'occasion de célébrer la Journée…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Enfermeras cuidan a recién nacidos en un hospital de maternidad en Freetown, Sierra Leona. © Dominic Chavez/Banco Mundial La semana pasada, cuando se celebró el Día Mundial de la Población, pensé…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Those who have tried toilet training a pet dog or cat know that it is a difficult proposition. How about toilet training a flock of 30 chickens? “Why would I want to?” Because in poor countries,…

Derek Headey |

Data Literacy Bootcamp in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: Usman Khaliq,  iDT Labs Increasing evidence suggests that, to improve accountability and promote evidence-based decision making, open…

Daniel Nogueira-Budny |