图片: LIC/Flickr 无论采用何种方法度量,空气污染造成的影响都很惊人。最新研究显示,全世界空气污染使得普通人的平均预期寿命缩短了1.8岁,也是导致全球每年约880万人早逝的主要原因——这一数字是之前估测数字的两倍,空气污染因此而成为当今世界人口死亡的主要致因之一。

Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

Photo: LIC/Flickr No matter how you measure it, the impact of air pollution is startling. According to new research, air pollution worldwide cuts life expectancy by 1.8 years for an average person...

Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

Ghana recently held a Family Planning (FP) 2020 stock-taking event as a countdown to the country’s FP 2020 goals and commitment made during the 2012 London summit. The conference, which brought...

Ibironke Folashade Oyatoye |

Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade...

Sheila Dutta |

The vignette below was originally published in a new joint report from the World Bank, WHO and OECD, Delivering quality health services: A global imperative for universal health coverage.   Eight...

Cecilia Rodríguez |

Blog reader: “Dan! The government is one big system. Why didn’t your blog on the latest research on the quality of governance take this into account?” Dan (Rogger): “Well, typically frontier...

Daniel Rogger |

Education is an investment: every year of schooling raises earnings by ten percent. Photo: Maxim Zolotukhin / World Bank Last month, I joined a group of former education ministers and experts for...

Harry A. Patrinos |

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 |

Photo: Maria Fleischmann / World Bank “Asegurar que todas las niñas y todos los niños tengan acceso a servicios de atención y desarrollo en la primera infancia y educación preescolar de calidad, a...

Samuel Berlinski |

Children work in their classroom. Photo: Maria Fleischmann / World Bank “Ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that...

Samuel Berlinski |