Talti village in Dhading district in Nepal: A new micro hydropower plant has made it possible to open an agro-processing plant. Credit: The World Bank Fifteen years ago, I started a new job in the…

Bhupendra Shakya |

Girls take part in a safe space session in Zambia, where they learn about how and why to avoid early marriage. Over this past decade, some 140 million girls, most living in the developing world,…

Quentin Wodon, Suzanne Petroni |

How youth in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are linking to the creative economy and curating culture  Join us at the Art Tech Festival in Peshawar! Register to attend on the website: …

Anna O'Donnell |

​I just returned from Paris where I had the pleasure of participating in a defining moment for the global education community: the adoption of the Education 2030 Framework for Action.   This…

Claudia Costin |

Amidst all the hardships of daily life, what are the things that inspire you, give you hope and make you believe in a better tomorrow? That is the question we asked when we invited people to share…

Trishna Thapa |

​Photo: Laura B. Rawlings / World Bank It is 8 AM. The winter sun begins to appear over the gray-green mass of trees above the village of Tritriva in Madagascar’s central highlands. The courtyard…

Andrea Vermehren, Josh Martin, Laura B. Rawlings |

A community in Pakistan monitoring schools using mobile phones. ​​See the full slideshow here. ​ Photo credit: World Bank Impact Evaluation Team; WEITEK Group (Implementation firm) Many schools…

Aliza Marcus, Roger Fillion |

South Asia is not fully realizing the potential of its cities for prosperity and livability, and, according to a new report by The World Bank, a big reason is that its urbanization has been both…

Mark Roberts |

This blog is part of the series #OneSouthAsia exploring how South Asia can become a more integrated, thus more economically dynamic region. The blog series is a  lead up to the South Asia Economic…

Prabha Chandran |

Also available in: Español | العربية In high-income countries, learning outcomes have improved as a result of an intervention that increases transparency and accountability through the use of test…

Harry A. Patrinos, Rafael de Hoyos, Vicente Garcia-Moreno |