January in Chitral, a mostly rural district tucked away in the mountainous north of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province – KP, for short. With temperatures well below freezing point, up to half…

Lander Bosch, Moritz Meyer, Robert Banick, Lincoln Flor, Muhammad Bilal Paracha, Shyam Srinivasan, Helena Goetsch |

How can data be used to improve disease outbreak warning, urban planning, air quality, or agricultural production? Seven winning projects, which will receive support from the third round of…

World Bank Data Team |

The World Bank Group surveys its stakeholders from country governments, development organizations, civil society, private sector, academia, and media in all client countries across the globe.…

Svetlana Markova |

The most recent data show significant strides in reducing maternal mortality at the national level over the past 20 years.  Improvements in access to maternal health care, especially in skilled…

Haruna Kashiwase |

There were more than 7 billion people on earth in 2013. While this is the highest number ever, the population growth rate has been steadily declining, in part due to declining fertility rates. …

Emi Suzuki |

Kenya: The Journey to Prosperity  

As countries all across Africa recognize International Day of the African Child today, I thought it would be a timely opportunity to blog about the progress of under-five child mortality rates…

Dereje Ketema Wolde |