Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,…

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Gapihan, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

Kazakhstan. Photo: Kubat Sydykov / World Bank How large is the share of public procurement to GDP in middle-income and low-income countries and how it is evolving? If sizable, can public…

Simeon Djankov, Federica Saliola, Asif Islam |

California is suffering from its fifth year of drought, the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in India are arguing over the sharing of Cauvery river water, and food security for 36 million people…

Aroha Bahuguna, Lalima Maskey |

Education is an investment: every year of schooling raises earnings by ten percent. Photo: Maxim Zolotukhin / World Bank Last month, I joined a group of former education ministers and experts for…

Harry A. Patrinos |

A motorized tricycle fitted with a small tank provides desludging services in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo credit: Kathy Eales / World Bank Our last blog outlined the neglect of Fecal Sludge…

Peter Hawkins, Isabel Blackett |

Es el mes del Ramadán y los canales de TV árabes están engalanados con programas que incluyen desde populares telenovelas que se repiten hasta shows de cocina y de concursos, pero hay uno que está…

Bassam Sebti |

C’est le ramadan et, sur les chaînes de télévision arabes, l’heure est aux séries, feuilletons, émissions de cuisine et autres jeux grand public. Parmi cette offre foisonnante de programmes, il y…

Bassam Sebti |

В Рамадан арабские телеканалы пестрят разнообразными передачами ‑ повторами популярных телесериалов, кулинарными шоу и спортивными соревнованиями. Но об одной из передач стал говорить весь город.…

Bassam Sebti |

إنه شهر رمضان، حيث تعج القنوات التلفزيونية العربية بالبرامج التي تتنوع من المسلسلات الشعبية، إلى برامج الطهي فالمسابقات- إلا أن أحدها أصبح حديث المدينة. "الصدمة"، الذي يعد نسخة من…

بسام سبتي |

It’s Ramadan and the Arabic TV channels are festooned with shows that vary from recurring popular soap operas, cooking and competition shows — but one has become the talk of the town. Al Sadma, or…

Bassam Sebti |