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 |

Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade...

Sheila Dutta |

© 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 |

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 |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English في عالم يشهد انقساما بشأن كيفية التعامل مع مشكلات خطيرة مثل الإرهاب والهجرة والتجارة الحرة وتغير المناخ، تتفق الحكومات على الأهمية العاجلة لحل ما يبدو...

Luis Triveno, Michael J. Lea |

También disponible en: English | Français    En un mundo dividido acerca de cómo ocuparse de problemas graves como el terrorismo, la inmigración, el libre comercio y el cambio climático, los...

Luis Triveno, Michael J. Lea |

This page in: Arabic | Français | 中文 In a world divided over how to deal with such serious problems as terrorism, immigration, free trade, and climate change, governments agree on the urgency of...

Luis Triveno, Michael J. Lea |