Wenceslaus Mushi (center) during a television program. When Wenceslaus Mushi watches the evening news on the television at his home in Dar es Salaam, he often finds himself shouting out tips to…

Daphna Berman |

Une nouvelle année qui s’achève, et ainsi que le veut la tradition, nous vous proposons de découvrir une rétrospective de l’année 2016 sur nos réseaux sociaux. Facebook : les 4 publications qui…

Liviane Urquiza |

Elisha Thomas Laizer owns a small stationery store that provides photocopying and printing services in Kitumbeine, a Maasai village 150 km (93http://www.esmap.org…

Sunita Dubey |

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 |

  Improved water supply in Kipanduka village,  Tanzania Photo: Alessandra Argenti/ World Bank Can the ability to sustain rural water systems be captured by a simple score? A new multipurpose four-…

Kristoffer Welsien, Deviariandy Setiawan, Lilian Pena Pereira Weiss, Antonio Rodríguez Serrano |

Photo Credit: Myxi via Flickr Creative Commons License In our last post, we highlighted a few examples of the innovative organizational structures that institutional investors have created to more…

Michael Bennon, Rajiv Sharma |

  [[tweetable]]Digital opportunities are the fuel of the new economy. They have significant impact on both the economy and society.[[/tweetable]] They contribute to growth, create jobs, are a key…

Boutheina Guermazi |

A whirlwind, surely incomplete tour of cash transfer impacts on health Your run-of-the-mill conditional cash transfer (CCT) program has significant impacts on health-seeking behavior. Specifically…

David Evans, Katrina Kosec |

最近,美国总统奥巴马在诺贝尔奖获奖者名单公布后表示:“美国共有6名科学家和研究人员获得了诺贝尔奖,他们无一例外都是移民。”   互联网上对这一表述进行了热议。怎么可能不是这种情况呢?   这一公布适逢其时。世界银行新发表的一篇研究论文指出,不仅美国的这些获奖者都是移民,而且研究发现,美国现已成为越来越多全世界高技能移民居住的四个国家之一。其余三国是英国、加拿大和澳大利亚。

Bassam Sebti |

Photo credit: Graham Crouch/World Bank In my blog “The Governance Gap – can we bridge it?”, I stressed that strengthened institutions and improved governance are especially critical for the world’…

Deborah Wetzel |