Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Tran Viet Duc / World Bank Many Bank-financed projects, especially those implementing large and complex contracts continually face high risk of implementation…

Elmas Arisoy |

There is a lot for Bangladesh to celebrate in the latest World Bank research on global poverty and inequality. The new report, entitled “Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality”,…

Qimiao Fan |

Chongqing, China. Photo: Li Wenyong / World Bank Procurement is an essential aspect of World Bank operations and international development projects worldwide. The World Bank’s policy on…

Ba Liu Nguyen, Yuan Wang |

Bus lift for persons with disabilities that I saw when I first arrived in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo Credit: Ride Metro Bus When I first visited the college town of Madison, Wisconsin (USA) in 2000…

Yoonyoung Cho |

Photo: Abir Abdullah/ADB For millions of people throughout the world, a diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease ushers in a lifetime of dialysis treatments.  A dialysis session lasts four hours, and…

Paul da Rita |

As we today mark UN Women’s Day, it is worth considering what the inequality between men and women costs South Asian countries and what can be done about it.  One big cost of inequality is that…

Annette Dixon |

Young children in Uzbekistan play with mind-stimulating games. Photo: Matluba Mukhamedova / World Bank ​Did you know that investments in early childhood are crucial for achieving the brain’s full…

Dorota Chapko, Omar Arias |

This Children’s Day, I am thinking back to an event on the link between quality education and inclusive growth that we had last month in Lima, Peru. The event was memorable not only because of…

Claudia Costin |

Really – let’s. It’s a fact: Indoor air pollution from cooking with solid fuels including wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and crop waste in open fires and traditional stoves is the fourth…

Anita Marangoly George |

This week at the Third International Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, we’ve seen the birth of a new era in global health financing.   The World Bank Group, together with our…