Also available in: Español | Français | العربية The consultation period deadline has been extended to February 29th 2016 at midnight EST. Thank you for your time and valuable input. For too long,…

Robert Hunja, Laurence Carter |

Students using new high-speed Internet in Tonga. Photo: World Bank Group For private financiers, official government support to information and communications technology (ICT) projects might seem…

Jeff Delmon |

Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons To gain a better understanding of how innovation in public-private partnerships (PPPs) builds on genuine learning, we reached out to PPP infrastructure…

Thomas Maier |

​Economic and social development should not be left to economists and specialists only. This message is manifested in “Window of Opportunity, ” a video highlighting the ambitions and goals of the…

Yann Doignon, Joe Qian |

Note: This blog entry was adapted from an original submission for the PPIAF Short Story Contest. It is part of a series highlighting the role of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in projects and…

Melvin Tan |

As you prepare to take off for summer travels to parts unknown, leave your paperbacks behind and take that stack of must-read magazines to the recycling bin, because I’ve compiled a selection of…

Geoffrey Keele |

Prof. Laila Banu (center) and Next Generation Sequencer (left) in her laboratoryBangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) is a leading post-graduate medical institution and the only…

Shiro Nakata |

  Security forces clearing the rubble at the historic Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu Valley. Credits: Rajib Upadhya. World Bank It is Day Ten since the earthquake struck Nepal and the scale of…

Rajib Upadhya |

Saurav Rana/World Bank By now, all of you must have heard of the massive earthquake and numerous aftershocks that have shaken Nepal over the last few days. As I am writing this, there is another…

Saurav Rana |

Encouraging healthy habits to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases  Each time I visit local hospitals in Sri Lanka, my confidence in the public health service is renewed. I see a selfless…

Sandya Salgado |