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 |

Forest monitoring efforts in Phu Khao Khouay, Vientiane Province, Laos PDR. Photo credit: Hannah McDonald If ever there was a year to make significant progress on forest conservation and climate...

Ellysar Baroudy |

A 90 day reflection of the new Country Director of the World Bank I take this opportunity to thank all the Sri Lankans that opened their minds and hearts to help me understand the country context...

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

October 17 is the international day to end poverty. There has been much progress toward this important milestone: the World Bank Group’s latest numbers show that since 1990 nearly 1.1 billion...

Annette Dixon |

Photo credit: Rumi Consultancy / World Bank Today I joined leaders and representatives from 70 countries and 20 international organizations and agencies at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan....

Annette Dixon |

There is a lot for Bangladesh to celebrate in the latest World Bank research on global poverty and inequality. The new report, entitled “Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality”,...

Qimiao Fan |