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 |

Also available in: Español With the contribution of Kali Azzi-Huck, Anusha Ramakrishnan, and Yinan Zhang A portrait of Selina Dougas, lost her old sister, Hawa Komo to Ebola, at the Cape Community...

Shawn Powers, Kaliope Azzi-Huck |

  Children in the town of Gueckedou, Guinea, an area hard hit by the Ebola outbreak. Photo credits: ©afreecom/Idrissa Soumaré  EU/ECHO ​In a part of Sub-Saharan Africa where life is far from easy...

Claudia Costin |

As countries all across Africa recognize International Day of the African Child today, I thought it would be a timely opportunity to blog about the progress of under-five child mortality rates...

Dereje Ketema Wolde |

Most educational interventions are widely considered successful if they increase test-scores -- which indicate cognitive ability. Presumably, this is because higher test-scores in school imply...

Jishnu Das |