“Test and punish”? There’s a debate raging in American schools today: how (and how much) should children be tested? The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act created a system where all children in all…

Rafael de Hoyos, Peter Holland |

[[tweetable]] Sometimes, the most persuasive case for a PPP is the success of a past partnership in the same sector [[/tweetable]]. That’s been true in the State of Bahia, Brazil, following the…

Tomas Anker |

A generation ago, the World Development Report 1984 focused on development challenges posed by demographic change, reflecting the world’s concerns about run-away population growth. Global…

S. Amer Ahmed, Marcio Cruz, Christian Eigen-Zucchi, Hans Lofgren, Maryla Maliszewska, Bryce Quillin, Philip Schellekens |

Productive inclusion is the buzzword taking shape in social policy circles in Latin America, and other middle income countries. Graduation out of social assistance does not equate with (or presume…

Emanuela Galasso |

Following is an abstract from World Bank Policy research working paper no 6779 by Norbert Schady (Inter-American Development Bank), Jere Behrman (University of Pennsylvania), Maria Caridad Araujo…

LTD Editors |

 A school girl in Haiti.  Photo © World BankThe one-year anniversary of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake gives us pause to reflect on the progress of the reconstruction efforts, despite the…

Peter Holland |