Students line up to wash their hands before eating at Kanda Estate Primary School in Accra, Ghana. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Human capital, that is the set of skills, health and knowledge…

Pietro Calice |

Informality is the subject of many a report, study, intervention, policy brief, political agenda and fireside chat, and due to its prevalence, rightfully so. In emerging and developing economies,…

Andreja Marusic, Will Nielsen |

Never in recent history has anti-minorities rhetoric — anti-immigrants, anti-religious-minorities, anti-LGBTI — been so pronounced in so many countries around the world. Those groups, we are told…

Elaine R.E. Panter |

An instructor at the Savar EPZ training center in Dhaka, Bangladesh, helps young women being trained to make shirts. Photo Credit: © Dominic Chavez/The World Bank Increasing economic prosperity…

Anabel Gonzalez |

Graduating university students in Kazakhstan. Photo: Maxim Zolotukhin / The World Bank   Just to be clear, this is not about the American TV show formerly hosted by President-elect Donald Trump…

Ganesh Rasagam |

The investment of pension fund assets has moved from an obscure topic for actuaries, to an issue which raises political attention at the highest level. This is for the simple reason that it…

Elias Masilela, Fiona Stewart |

Did you know that in Kenya less than 15% of the population is covered with old age security? This means that many Kenyans are facing a vulnerability of retiring into poverty. But this is not…

Rose Kwena |

“Globalization and technological change create huge challenges for modern economies, but they are not uncontrollable forces of nature. The economy we have is the economy we choose to build. It is…

Christopher Colford |

Policy persuasion is most effective when it draws on the evidence base of all the social-science disciplines. Every strand of the social sciences – not just the mathematical precision of economics…

Christopher Colford |

  Amadou Hott  “The only way to achieve the sustainable development goals is to use more public capital strategically for unlocking private investment, particularly for infrastructure, ” says…

Håvard Halland, Michel Noel |