Liberia strived to enhance the capacity of its national statistical system so it could track the progress of the country’s development. In making an effort to improve the capacity of its...

Sun Hwa Song, Masako Hiraga |

Ghana recently held a Family Planning (FP) 2020 stock-taking event as a countdown to the country’s FP 2020 goals and commitment made during the 2012 London summit. The conference, which brought...

Ibironke Folashade Oyatoye |

© Maria Fleischmann/World Bank Sustainability is the holy grail of development. There are many interventions that yield positive results in the short term but somehow fail to be sustained over...

Oscar Calvo-González, Abel Cruz, Marco Hernandez |

© Maria Fleischmann/Banco Mundial La sostenibilidad es el santo grial del desarrollo. Muchas intervenciones logran un impacto positivo en el corto plazo, pero de alguna manera no logran ser...

Oscar Calvo-González, Abel Cruz, Marco Hernandez |

مدرسة البنات في صنعاء. © اليونيسف اليمن إقامة سلام دائم ووضع حلول إنمائية مستدامة للبلدان المتأثرة بالصراع والأزمات والعنف هو مسؤولية عالمية على المجتمع الدولي. خلال اجتماعات الجمعية العامة للأمم...

فرانك بوسكيه, Oscar Fernández-Taranco |

Girls School in Sanaa. © UNICEF Yemen [[tweetable]]Creating sustainable peace and development solutions for countries affected by conflict, crisis and violence is a global responsibility for the...

Franck Bousquet, Oscar Fernández-Taranco |

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 |

3-1-0 Three minutes to complete the online loan application, one second for approval and with zero human touch for SME loans. This is the marketing slogan used by Ant Financial, one of China’s...

Margaret Miller |

This blogpost is part of a series of thematic blogs for the World Bank's Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic. Woman carries water containers near polluted stream...

Libbet Loughnan, Craig Kullmann |

Countries are facing increasingly frequent negative impacts from adverse natural events. Central America, a region prone and vulnerable to disasters, is a clear example. Just from 1992 to 2011,...

Oscar A. Ishizawa, Juan Jose Miranda |