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 |

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 |

As one of the forerunners of the World Bank’s new Human Capital Project, Tunisia was one of the six countries that presented their vision for human capital development at the World Bank Annual...

Antonius Verheijen |

Enumerators in Ecuador collecting water sample for water quality test. Credit: World Bank team in Ecuador Over the last few years, the international community has been busy establishing new...

Ana María Oviedo, Libbet Loughnan |

ICT services offered by I Got Garbage in Bangalore [[tweetable]]Web platforms, apps, and citizen surveys are changing how solid waste management services are conducted globally[[/tweetable]] and...

Silpa Kaza, Lisa Yao, Claire Markgraf |

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 |

Inequality begins early in life. In the Middle East and North Africa region it begins before birth, as prenatal care is not universal, and continues right through early childhood with different...

Will Stebbins |

Also available in Bahasa Indonesia Women are emerging as a major force for change. Countries that have invested in girls’ education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving...

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

On a Friday morning in December of 2011, Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old street vendor, started his day to sell fruits and vegetables from his cart in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. But he didn’t have a...

Ravi Kumar |