Holidays for me have always been about family and food. A time to relax, catch-up with loved ones and eat good food.  When it’s our turn to cook, my husband and I take time to plan the menu. A...

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

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 |

Despite evidence that girls outperform boys in educational achievement, a common perception was that boys were naturally smarter than girls, and did not need to work as hard. (Photo: Harsha...

Harsha Aturupane, Roshini Mary Ebenezer |

October 17, 2017 – Today marks the 25th anniversary of the United National declaration of the International Day to End Extreme Poverty. Compared to many other countries in the world, Sri Lanka has...

Mariam Yousef, Roli Mahajan |

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 |

The Colombo Stock Exchange. Credit: Joe Qian/World Bank Many Sri Lankans understand the potential benefits of lowering trade costs and making their country more competitive in the global economy....

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

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 |

Young Economists sharing the stage with Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist and Coordinator, Regional Integration (Left to Right: Aamir Khan/ Pakistan, Sreerupa Sengupta/ India, Sanjay Kathuria/ World...

Nikita Singla, Marcio Augusto De La Cruz |

History repeats, history rhymes and sometimes history regresses. Wandering through cities and fields in the Middle East and North Africa a thousand years ago, you would have been struck by the...

Torgny Holmgren |