In the last decade, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are probably the key social policy innovation around the world and in the East Asia and Pacific region. The targeted programs offer…

Ariel Fiszbein |

The forum works through eight working groups that meet regularly to discuss issues such as tax and law, export, and tourism.

Stéphane Guimbert |

In some villages in Laos, a household of six people live on US$320 a year, living with whatever means their environment offers them.

Nanda Gasparini |

Most of us in the development community are aware that proper water and sanitation services are crucial for life and health. Proper sanitation especially can decrease the instances and spread of…

Jaehyang So |

Image credit: CPI at Flickr under a Creative Commons license.

Claudia Gabarain |

When the South Asia Development Marketplace for innovative ideas to tackle stigma and discrimination relating to HIV/AIDS was launched in November 2007 by the HIV/AIDS Group in the South Asia…

A few weeks ago I wrote that “many perceive NT2 to be a World Bank hydropower project. From my perspective, that’s inaccurate in every respect. More on that in a future posting.” Following intense…

William Rex |

The Grassroots Business Initiative (GBI) is the brainchild of the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).  Launched in 2004, the GBI supports innovative social enterprises –…

Michael Figueroa |