Economic inclusion programs provide a “big push” to help the extreme poor and other vulnerable people move into sustainable livelihoods, and can play an important part in poverty reduction. Photo…

Ines Arevalo, Michelle Kaffenberger, Aude de Montesquiou |

  The job creation challenge is intensifying. And the next generation of productive alliances must tap its potential more proactively. What are the best ways to optimize this approach towards…

Ethel Sennhauser, Francisco Obreque |

60% of urban populations will be under the age of 18 by 2030.  How can we harness youth potential as a growth engine for cities? Photo: Arne Hoel/ World Bank This week thousands of policy-makers,…

Nicole Goldin |

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 |

hey, my ears are ringing -- might that be the Ministry of Education calling with today's lesson? Last year I spent some time in Papua New Guinea (or PNG, as it is often called), where the…

Michael Trucano |

Why are some countries better able to attract multinationals than others? To learn more, the JKP looked at the case of Costa Rica, which has gained enourmous foreign investment since attracting…

Laura Alfaro |

For most countries, raising the minimum wage has long been considered a way to protect poor workers and their families. In fact, this active labor market intervention represents a common social…

Edgard Rodriguez |

As part of engagements with ministries of education around the world, I am often asked to provide lists of countries considered to be 'best practice examples of ICT use in education'. I…

Michael Trucano |