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Creating new jobs is one of the biggest challenges facing low- and middle-income countries. This blog assesses the short-term impacts of two innovative interventions to enhance private sector…

Michael Grimm, Michael Weber, Sidiki Soubeiga |

Over the past decade, Bangladesh has experienced an upward shift in focus in early year education planning. The Government is showing a strong commitment to early childhood education and…

Tashmina Rahman, Lucy Bassett |

In celebration of International Day of Parliamentarism – June 30 we asked World Bank Global Director of the Governance Global Practice, Ed Olowo-Okere about the future of parliaments and what role…

Ed Olowo-Okere |

The pandemic and its multiple shocks have changed (and are changing) the way governments work. Coming out of the pandemic, governments have the opportunity to change for good. The World Bank’s new…

Ed Olowo-Okere |

Education is often considered a pathway to better jobs. In Colombia, workers who have completed secondary education earn almost 30 percent more than workers with only a primary education, are 1.5…

Eliana Carranza, Andreas Eberhard-Ruiz, Jossie Fahsbender |

The Empowerment of Migrant Workers in a Precarious Situation

Fay Faraday |

Ukraine and Russia supply key goods to the world economy: food products such as wheat, corn, and seed oils, and energy products and fertilisers for agriculture. The war in Ukraine has exacerbated…

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Minh Cong Nguyen, Nadir Mohammed, Johannes Hoogeveen |

The more accurate the public can be in documenting their driving experiences, the more precise government agencies and development partners, like the World Bank, can help fill pot-holes—ensuring a…

Charles Cormier, Tatiana Proskuryakova |

Today, 4.4 billion people— just over half the world’s population—live in cities. In just the next three decades, two out of every three people on the planet will live in cities. Cities are the…

Juergen Voegele |

Financial services such as payments, savings accounts, and credit can help drive development by helping people escape poverty by facilitating investments in their health, education, and businesses…

Saniya Ansar, Jijun Wang, Mansi Vipin Panchamia, Sri Sravya Raaga Akkineni |