Young children in Uzbekistan play with mind-stimulating games. Photo: Matluba Mukhamedova / World Bank ​Did you know that investments in early childhood are crucial for achieving the brain’s full…

Dorota Chapko, Omar Arias |

Imagine having to skip work every month to travel to the city center just to pay your electricity bill or your child’s school fee? Would you not worry if your income relied on remittances and you…

Leora Klapper, Ruth Goodwin-Groen |

Photo: Dominic Chavez/Banque mondiale ​Attardons-nous d’abord sur quelques chiffres : ce matin, pendant que vous preniez votre petit déjeuner, environ 15 000 personnes sont venues grossir la…

Keith Hansen |

Dominic Chavez/Banco Mundial ​Piense en esto: en el momento en que tomaba el desayuno esta mañana, la población urbana mundial aumentaba en unas 15 000 personas. Esta cifra se incrementará a 180 …

Keith Hansen |

Maasai women make, sell and display their bead work in Kajiado, Kenya. 2010. Photo: © Georgina Goodwin/World Bank Kenya’s financial sector has expanded rapidly over the last decade and lending to…

Gunhild Berg, Edoardo Totolo, Michael J. Fuchs |

​图片:Dominic Chavez/世界银行 请想象以下情景:您今天吃完早饭时,全世界城市人口增长了1.5万人左右。到今天结束时,这一数字将增至18万;到本周末,它将增至130万。在空间如此广阔的地球上,城市人口的这一增速就像把所有人集中到面积与法国一样大的某个国家。 目前 ,城市是全世界大部分人口的居住地,也是人口增长越来越快的地方,还是不久后大部分贫困人口的聚居地。  那么,…

凯斯•汉森 |

photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank ​Consider this: By the time you had breakfast this morning, the world’s urban population grew by some 15, 000 people. This number will increase to 180, 000 people…

Keith Hansen |

During SIWI World Water Week 2015, World Bank Group Lead Infrastructure Specialist, Richard MacGeorge,  presented on the challenges of financing for development in the water sector. It’s been 27…

Richard MacGeorge |

Young Brazilians learning hairdresser skills under a vocational program run by Sistema S. Photo credit: Mariana Ceratti/World Bank While Brazil faces a difficult fiscal and economic situation…

Claudia Costin |