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 |

Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

(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 |

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 |

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Quentin Wodon |

HPV vaccine being administered in Botswana. Photo: Ministry of Health of Botswana ​The World Bank Group’s new Gender Equality Strategy for 2016-2023, launched last week, addresses gender inclusion…

Patricio V. Marquez, Sheila Dutta |

As we honor World AIDS Day 2014, perhaps it is time to pause and take stock of the gains achieved over the last three decades by the extraordinary social movement that emerged across the globe to…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Photo courtesty Creative Commons For those of us who have been impacted by the death of loved ones due to the negative health consequences of smoking, the recent announcement by Larry Merlo, the…

Patricio V. Marquez |

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…