Each year the World Bank helps sponsor an annual global symposium on ICT use in education for senior policymakers and practitioners in Seoul, together with the Korean Ministry of Education,…

Michael Trucano |

News story by Hannah Bae, Seoul Near Seoul, a new city rises from the mud flats, aiming to become a world model of sensor-activated, computer-driven management of an entire city. SONGDO, South…

CITISCOPE.ORG |

A few years ago, a World Bank study highlighted the fact that there simply aren't enough textbooks for most students in Africa, and what is available is too expensive.  In response to this…

Michael Trucano |

As coverage of the Arab Street’s awakening continues to dominate headlines, I find myself making further connections between the Middle Eastern, East Asian, and South African experiences. One…

Brian Levy |

Brain drain—the migration of talent across borders—has an impact on Malaysia’s aspiration to become a high-income nation. Human capital is the bedrock of the high-income economy. Sustained and…

Philip Schellekens |

In Cambodia, similar to many developing countries with considerable service delivery challenges and weak regulatory environments, the first choice for health care is often a private medical…

Alaka Holla |

     Photo courtesy Willem V.    Strien/Flickr under Creative    Commons License It is all too easy to see environmental protection and economic development simply as competing philosophies, and…

Daniel Kammen |