Early this year, I was part of a panel at The Kennedy Forum’s Fourth Annual Meeting on mental health. This year’s meeting focused on the theme, “Bending Towards Justice: A Summit for Mental Health...

Patricio V. Marquez |

Also available in: Spanish Road with independent space for pedestrians, cyclists and cars in San Isidro. Photo: World Bank We all have an intuitive sense that pedestrians are particularly...

Irene Portabales González, Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ignacio Sánchez D’Ocon, Juan Miguel Velásquez |

In Gaile Parkin's novel Baking Cakes in Kigali, two women living in Kigali, Rwanda – Angel and Sophie – argue over the salary paid to a development worker: "Perhaps these big...

David Evans |

Dockless bikes typically sport bright colors that make them easy to identify. Photo: Montgomery County/Flickr How can we harness the digital economy to make mobility more sustainable? This...

Leonardo Canon Rubiano |

 Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Performance budgeting (PB) has a deep and enduring appeal. What government would not want to allocate resources in a way that fosters efficiency, effectiveness,...

Donald Moynihan, Ivor Beazley |

It is safe to argue that the issue of income and wealth inequality is nowadays at the center of political debate across the world. Leading intellectuals such as Thomas Piketty in his seminal work...

Patricio V. Marquez |

City of Boston skyline. Photo credit: Mattias Rosenkranz 2016.  A new year and a new emphasis on data-driven performance for local government.  Cities are accelerating at a fast pace to put data...

Alice Lloyd |

As countries look to domestic resources to help meet the ambitious development agenda laid out in 2015, there is value in looking at international experiences where mineral wealth has become a...

Patricio V. Marquez, Melanie Walker |

  ​Strategies to curb violence against women too often exclude the experiences of lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women.  The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is marking this year’s 16 Days of...

Saurav Jung Thapa |

外交官や科学者の間では、こと外交政策や世界的脅威への取り組みに関する限り、一般市民は何が最善策なのかをよく理解していないという通論がまかり通っている。課題が複雑すぎて一般には理解し難いからだと専門家は言うのである。だが、最近行なわれた世論調査の結果を見ると、感染症の世界的流行が人命と経済に深刻な脅威となり得ること、そして、...

Jim Yong Kim |