In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –…

David Evans |

This is the eighteenth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. In 2012, 700 million people in India suddenly found themselves without power for over 10 hours. At the…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

(Photo: Michael Haws / World Bank) When we talk about the future of work, it is important to include perspectives, ideas and solutions from young people as they are the driving force that can…

Esteve Sala |

Some years ago, a government I was working with really wanted to increase the data they had on their own education system. They didn’t have great data on student attendance or teacher attendance,…

David Evans |

In 2008, India launched an innovative health insurance program — known as Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, or the National Health Insurance Scheme. The objective is to protect the poorest…

Anil Swarup |

In India, since 2007, babajob.com has been using web and mobile technologies to efficiently connect employers with potential employees of low-skill jobs in the informal sector. We spoke with Sean…

Sean Blagsvedt |