​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 |

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 |

For those trying to address challenges in global poverty, inclusive businesses offer solutions to some of the world’s most intractable social problems. Business models that create value for the…

Pallavi Shrivastava |

We rarely give the toilet a second thought. We use it when we need to, and we flush and forget. We are also able to conveniently wash our hands afterwards. But imagine if you are on a long hiking…

Johannes Zutt |

See also: Anniversary of the New Delhi Attack Reminds Us that Tackling Violence is Urgent December 16, 2012 will in the foreseeable future be remembered as the day in which six men savagely gang…

Maria Correia |

Happy belated 1st World Toilet Day! The newly designated UN day embodies the enormous development challenge of providing safe toilets to all. More than 2.5 billion people still don’t have access…

Nidhi Khurana |