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 |

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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 |

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 |

Globally, over one-third of women report having experienced some form of physical or sexual violence. Many cases of violence, such as domestic abuse and rape, are underreported, so the true...

Sameera Al Tuwaijri, Seemeen Saadat |

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 |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English لقد نشأت في كابوي، وهي مكان جميل في وسط زامبيا كانت واحدة من أكبر مدن التعدين في العالم. ومن المعروف الآن أنها واحدة من أكثر الأماكن تلوثا على الأرض...

Lemmy Kapinka |

También disponible en: English | العربية | 中文 Crecí en Kabwe, un hermoso lugar de la región central de Zambia que en el pasado fue una de las principales ciudades mineras del mundo. En la...

Lemmy Kapinka |