No country can truly prosper without sustained investments in its people. Recognizing this challenge, Morocco is giving increasing priority to early childhood development

Isabelle Poupaert |

As we look back at the four years spent in the Maghreb and Malta, as Country Director Marie Francoise-Nelly would like to share some reflections on her work there with the World Bank.

Marie Francoise -Nelly |

For countries in the Middle East and North Africa, export-led development strategies have had little success, and instruments of the earlier import-substitution strategy — such as state-owned…

Rabah Arezki |

The World Bank partnered with the National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) of Afghanistan to produce the first set of poverty maps for Afghanistan for the provinces of Kabul and Herat…

Christina Wieser, Xiayun Tan |

As heatwaves intensify, life for many South Asians will change. While this change may not be fully reversible, with appropriate policy and action, it can be managed to ease its impact.

Muthukumara Mani, Gulrez Shah Azhar |

World Bank president argues that new leadership must revamp agriculture and finance.

David Malpass |

Digitizing phytosanitary certificates can help prevent the spread of pests through trade in agricultural products.

Bill Gain, Shane Sela |

In Nepal, women make up over 90 percent of the agricultural force. Large cardamom is no exception and gives women the opportunity to earn a decent living.

Navya D’Souza |