Investing in and protecting human capital is a key element of the first institution-wide strategy on fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) of the World Bank Group. Health is a critical element of...

Muhammad Ali Pate, Franck Bousquet |

Credited for implementing one of the most progressive refugee policy regimes in the world, the Government of Uganda provides refugees freedom of movement and employment, and access to basic...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Varalakshmi Vemuru, Margarita Puerto |

In countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence, the private sector plays a critical role in providing jobs and income. Inclusive and sustainable economic growth can also help heal...

Martin Spicer, Franck Bousquet |

Registered nurses look after newborns at a maternity hospital in Freetown Sierra Leone. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Last week on World Population Day, I was thinking of the joy of children and the...

Kristalina Georgieva |

Yemen is facing an unprecedented political, humanitarian, and development crisis. Long the poorest country in the Arab region, over half its population was living below the poverty line before the...

Auke Lootsma |

Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the...

Tariq Khokhar, Donna Barne |

For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today. After adopting the...

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |