Did you know that the World Bank Group actually wants to listen to the men and women of Sri Lanka and their views on Sri Lanka’s development and ensure that their voices are taken into account…

Hafiz Zainudeen |

Recently, I read a blog post by a young Nepalese delegate that attended the World Bank’s Annual Meetings in Washington and thought (at the time) that he summarized an issue which was at the heart…

Susrutha Goonasekera |

My friends and I often have casual chats at the university café and cafeteria about random topics ranging from life, the future, jobs and wherever else the conversation leads us. Recently, I…

Keshavi Puswewala |

According to the United Nations, this child will be born in India, and statistically should be a girl. But many of India’s girls are going missing at birth, because of parents’ desire to have boys…

Michal Rutkowski |

Have you ever had the feeling of being overwhelmed because you got more, much, much more than what you were expecting? Well, I hadn’t, till I came for the World Bank and IMF Annual meetings.…

Shaiza Qayyum |

I can still remember making a speech about “Experience is the best teacher, ” when I was 14 years old and didn't have much of experience about life and the world. I think the 168 hours or so…

Keshavi Puswewala |

‘Equal to whom?’ seems to be my burning question when I see women in post conflict Sri Lanka battling it out all alone due to their present circumstances. A three decade old war that ravaged north…

Sandya Salgado |

Women are less likely to occupy the top paying jobs in developed economies, in part because they are less competitive than men. A whole series of laboratory experiments has detailed the gap in…

Are you between 18 – 30 years of age? Are you interested in a career in development practice? Are you engaged in or would like to engage with a youth network working on Youth related development…

Dilinika Peiris |

Update: The participants have been announced! Thank you so much for the overwhelming interest and applications that you've sent. If you were not selected,  we will continue to work together…

Joe Qian |