With new learning materials, children are more interested to come to school as learning becomes more enjoyable.I’ve always been passionate about the need to focus on education in order to achieve…

Laura Keenan |

Timor-Leste has one of the youngest populations in the world, with more than three quarters under 30. Opening pathways for young people – allowing them to get an education, find employment and…

Laura Keenan |

During his July 19-22 visit to Turkey, World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick put his finger on a key issue, female participation in the Turkish workforce. It wasn't a coincidence that…

Asli Gurkan |

Having lived through the 1989 fall of the Berlin wall – and its subsequent domino effect through the region– we have been watching the ongoing Arab Spring with a strong sense of familiarity.

Martin Raiser, Jana Kunicova |

Child malnutrition may not be apparent to parents, especially if other children in the village look the same. Similarly, it can be hard for parents to recognize when their children are doing…

Ian Walker |

 A school girl in Haiti.  Photo © World BankThe one-year anniversary of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake gives us pause to reflect on the progress of the reconstruction efforts, despite the…

Peter Holland |