Service providers must be paid. How they are paid shapes their incentives to provide high-quality services as much – if not more than – how much they are paid. Service providers around the world…

Deon Filmer, Adam Wagstaff |

In the recently released Global Economic Prospects June 2012, World Bank experts warned of long period of volatility. Resurgence of the Euro Area tensions had eroded economic gains of first 4…

Swati Mishra |

A quiet revolution is needed to help pull people out of poverty in many developing countries, since it will be well nigh impossible to replicate export-led success stories like we’ve seen in parts…

Merrell Tuck-Primdahl |

It's important to have an international forum where leading thinkers can exchange ideas about how to reduce poverty and how to promote growth in low income countries. I'm delighted that…

Justin Yifu Lin |

In today’s data-saturated, highly visual and networked world, statistics are used by policymakers, researchers and journalists for just about everything. However, a veritable mix of government…

Vamsee Kanchi |

One size does not fit all in development policy, as World Bank President, Robert B. Zoellick, emphasized in a recent speech, “Democratizing Development Economics.” The right policies depend on the…

Martin Ravallion |

As the world pulls out of an unprecedented financial crisis and given the wrap up just last week of the Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York, the work of the development community is…

Justin Yifu Lin |