The ongoing response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency in Pakistan exemplifies how a trusted and successful partnership can provide the basis for effective action far beyond the technical…

Robert Oelrichs, Aliya Kashif, Jahanzaib Sohail, Shaza Khan |

Owning and operating a small or medium enterprise (SME) can be an incredibly stressful exercise, placing huge pressure on the entrepreneurs behind these businesses.

Priyam Saraf, Brendan Stelmach |

За последние 10 лет Россия сделала большой шаг вперед, обеспечив значительное увеличение ожидаемой продолжительности жизни своего населения...

Patricio V. Marquez, Sevil Salakhutdinova |

(C) World Bank Fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) have become some of the most pressing threats to economic development. Over 2 billion people live in FCV countries, and it is expected that by…

Priyam Saraf, John Speakman |

It’s time for ‘Nutrition Smart Agriculture’

Diego Arias, Aira Htenas |

Accumulated scientific evidence shows that proper nutrition and stimulation in utero and during early childhood benefit physical and mental well-being later in life and contribute to the…

Patricio V. Marquez, Sheila Dutta |

Photo: © Masaru Goto / World Bank

Quentin Wodon |

don’t worry: your solution (salvation?) has finally arrived! One persistent challenge for educational policymakers and planners related to the potential use of informational and communication…

Michael Trucano |

Look, right there, there it is: Impact! (I think ...) Last week saw a flurry of news reports in response to a single blog post about the well known One Laptop Per Child project. It's dead,…

Michael Trucano |

This year on World Polio Day, health practitioners, policymakers and supporters of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are more determined than ever to eliminate a disease that has…