Gender parity in educational attainment may mask other important inequalities. (Photo: Vuong Hai Hoang / World Bank) In many ways, girls’ education is a success story in global development....

Stephanie Psaki, Katharine McCarthy, Barbara Mensch |

Dwifina Sandra, Class 9, SLB Bhakti Pertiwi School, Yogyakarta Also co-authored with Dea Widyastuty, Operations Analyst, the World Bank Water Global Practice; Trimo Pamudji Al Djono, Consultant,...

George Soraya, Dikshya Thapa |

When the Bank did its first social assistance public expenditure review in Indonesia in 2012, the diagnosis was clear. Despite spending significant amount of resources in “welfare”, most of them...

Pablo Acosta |

Also available in: Français | Español | 한국어 Will workers have the skills to operate new technology? Education can help. (Photo: Sarah Farhat / World Bank)​ Automation is heralding a renewed race...

Harry A. Patrinos, Raja Bentaouet Kattan, Kevin Macdonald |

School girls in Berastagi, North Sumatra, Indonesia. © Axel Drainville via Creative Commons In 1978, we both started our high school education in our home city of Semarang. Our alma mater is...

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Retno Marsudi |

When first-time homeowner Dewi moved into her new house in the Yogyakarta area a year ago, thanks to a government subsidy program, she thought: everything is perfect.   Well, not quite. Located an...

Dao Harrison |

This is the second part of our interview with with Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali, World Bank Practice Manager in the Education Global Practice, on the challenges faced by the region’s education systems...

Web Team |

On the heels of the first World Development Report focused entirely on education, and its critical importance for stable and inclusive societies, we launch our annual ‘Back to School’ series that...

Web Team |

We know that fiscal policy can be harnessed to reduce inequality in low- and middle-income countries, but until now, we knew less about its ability to reduce poverty. Our recent volume looks at...

Gabriela Inchauste, Nora Lustig |

This blog is co-authored with Lawrence Haddad,  Executive Director, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)Other co-authors: Beatrice Montesi, GAIN  Martin P. Gambrill, The World Bank ...

Claire Chase |