Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,...

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Bidgood, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

Photo Credit: World Vision Kenya Mental health has a crucial role in the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence. However, to date most research and practice has focused on the role of...

Phiona Naserian Koyiet |

  Amina and her family in Dakar, Senegal have a metered private water tap in their yard,   but they don’t use it. (Photo: Sumila Gulyani / World Bank) Amina and her family had recently moved to...

Sumila Gulyani |

Élève dans une école primaire de Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo © Dominic Chavez/Banque mondiale Selon un rapport de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture, en...

Oni Lusk-Stover, Rosemary Rop, Elaine Tinsley, Tamer Samah Rabie |

A recent study on patient safety in Kenya revealed that less that 5% of health facilities, both public and private, have attained the minimum international standards of safety. Although such...

Njeri Mwaura, Khama Rogo, Francis Wafula |

One journalist used it as a data source for a story on solar energy in Makueni County. Another accessed the data for inclusion in a piece on sanitary napkin distribution in East Pokot. Development...

Daniel Nogueira-Budny |

Also available in: Español  |  Francais Student at primary school in Freetown Sierra Leone. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank A UNESCO report estimates that one in ten girls in Sub-Saharan Africa...

Oni Lusk-Stover, Rosemary Rop, Elaine Tinsley, Tamer Samah Rabie |

While 85 percent of participating OGP countries have digitized their public records, only 16 percent are storing them in secure, professionally managed digital repositories. On April 22 and April...

Anne Thurston, Victoria L. Lemieux |

Dr. Flora Lubowa is a medical officer at the Magomeni Health Center. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Photo Arne Hoel I have worked on public procurement and governance for most of my life. But I have...

Robert Hunja |

Children having meals in school in Ghana. Photo: © Arne Hoel/The World Bank April 7th is World Health Day, a day to highlight emerging global health concerns. The focus this year is raising...

Linda Brooke Schultz, Andy Chi Tembon |