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 |

À la Banque mondiale, nous savons qu’aucun pays, aucune communauté ni aucune économie ne peut exprimer tout son potentiel et relever les défis du XXIe siècle sans garantir la participation pleine...

Akihiko Nishio |

This is a guest blog. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the World Bank.

Eduardo Velez Bustillo, George Psacharopoulos |

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 |

How can data be used to improve disease outbreak warning, urban planning, air quality, or agricultural production? Seven winning projects, which will receive support from the third round of...

World Bank Data Team |

Globally, 56 percent of children live in countries with Human Capital Index (HCI) scores below 0.5. As these countries gear up to improve their human capital outcomes, it is vital to set a target...

Zelalem Yilma Debebe |

Economic inclusion programs provide a “big push” to help the extreme poor and other vulnerable people move into sustainable livelihoods, and can play an important part in poverty reduction. Photo...

Ines Arevalo, Michelle Kaffenberger, Aude de Montesquiou |

Graphic: World Bank Can developing countries create strong Public Financial Management (PFM) systems, without a way to measure progress and make corrections? This would be like a ship sailing...

Srinivas Gurazada |

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 |

Les autorités malgaches et l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) ont annoncé en novembre dernier que l’épidémie de peste pulmonaire à Madagascar était jugulée. Pour nous comme pour beaucoup d’...

Juergen Voegele, Tim Evans, Karin Erika Kemper |