A teacher giving a presentation in Conarky, Guinea. Photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank The concept of engaging with citizen is a funny one - so simple and obvious, it’s hard not to roll your eyes...

Fanny Hattery, Kaori Oshima |

[[tweetable]]​In 2018, the themes of climate change, disruptive technology, and human capital were not only priorities for the World Bank Group, but for governments, private companies, and...

Zubedah Robinson, Mario Trubiano |

Last month, I attended the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, where policymakers from across the world gathered to strategize about ways to achieve a demographic dividend—...

Annette Dixon |

The Ghana government’s new Coordinated Program strives to create opportunities for all Ghanaians; safeguard the natural environment and ensure that it is resilient; deepen governance to fight...

Camille Nuamah, Michael Geiger, Tomomi Tanaka |

  Photo courtesy of Jessica DuVernay This blog first appeared on Medium,  Financing the Health Systems of the Future: A Proposed Framework for Including Non-Communicable Diseases A series of...

Arin Dutta, Caroline Ly |

Reform leaders who are persuaded by the need to invest in human capital face the challenge of getting thousands of state personnel, who staff myriad government agencies, to deliver. The...

Stuti Khemani |

Outside the Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya, the federal administrative capital of Malaysia. Malaysia sits at an important juncture in development history and the country’s experience is...

Bernard Myers |

With the creation of the World Bank’s Human Capital project and launch of the Human Capital Index in October 2018 it is fitting for social accountability practitioners to ask how countries would...

Jeff Thindwa |

A local bus in Luxembourg. Photo: Fränz Bous/Flickr As discussions concluded at COP24, countries still struggle to translate their climate commitments into effective and socially acceptable...

Nancy Vandycke, Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

Students at the Zanaki Primary School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. © Sarah Farhat/World Bank Whew, it’s out! On October 11, 2018, the World Bank Group released its inaugural Human Capital Index (...

Jason Weaver |