"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to...

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

India: Jeevika Empowers Women in Rural Bihar through New Livelihoods “We went to sleep hungry.” Women in rural Bihar, India, home to over 100 million people living in poverty, had a difficult time...

World Bank South Asia |

Today marks the second annual UN World Toilet Day, an important opportunity to promote global efforts to achieve universal access to sanitation by 2030. With a focus on equality and dignity, this...

Water Communications |

Can prepaid systems become an instrument to improve access and quality of water services to poor people in African cities and towns? Or does prepayment deny poor people more access to water? Do...

Chris Heymans, Kathy Eales |

As I blogged a few weeks ago, the proposed WASH Post 2015 goals and targets for sanitation call for universal access to improved sanitation by the year 2030. I described how many governments have...

Eddy Perez |

We've rounded up 18 tweets, posts, links, and +1's on South Asia-related development news, innovation and social good that caught our eye this week. Countries included: Afghanistan,...

Mary Ongwen |

Ismail Ferdous/World Bank South Asia’s Commerce Ministers meet in Thimphu on July 24. Getting there would not have been easy for many of them, with no direct flights between Thimphu and four of...

Sanjay Kathuria, Sohaib Shahid |

Mumbai and São Paulo are two mega metropolitan regions (MMR and SPMR) in the BRICs with about 20 million inhabitants each. They are the economic engines of their respective countries and act as a...

Jorge Rebelo |

版本: English 2013年4月,世界银行集团通过了两个宏伟的目标:(1)在2030之前终结极端贫困;以及(2)通过提高各国40% 的最贫困人口的收入来促进“共享繁荣”。第二个目标的建立标志着世界银行集团在减轻贫困的使命方面发生了转变。有些人可能会认为第二个目标包括轻微调整(虽然很明确)某个更长期的重点,即被广泛认为是减轻贫困之必要条件的增长。 是第一个目标,...

Kathleen Beegle |