Governments are under pressure to show their ever more educated and informed citizens that schools, hospitals and other public services are getting better. Traditionally, they have done that by…

Willy McCourt |

A colleague recently quizzed me on the extent to which our latest report—Trade in Fishing Services: Emerging Perspectives on Foreign Access Agreements—specifically addresses the World Bank’s goals…

Tim Bostock |

"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

The Cambodian Delegation Visiting the Veterinary and Animals Science University in Chittagong on September 2, 2014 Global partnerships often inspire higher education development. Partnerships were…

Shiro Nakata |

The Debate .asset-video strong{display:none} Governments in the Arab world have long subsidized the price of energy. This gives citizens throughout the region access to cheap petrol and diesel,…

Will Stebbins |

The Debate .asset-video strong{display:none} Les gouvernements des pays arabes pratiquent depuis longtemps les subventions à l’énergie. Ce faisant, les populations de la région paient leur…

Will Stebbins |

The Debate .asset-video strong{display:none} تقوم حكومات العالم العربي بدعم الطاقة منذ سنوات طويلة. ويتيح هذا الدعم لمواطني المنطقة الحصول على بنزين رخيص وكهرباء مدعومة بأسعار تقل عن أسعار السوق.…

ويل ستيبينز |

We are witnesses to the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities around the world, in both developed and developing countries. In my previous blog post, I showed this trend and the studies that…

Victor Mulas |

Sweety, Liza, Asad, Zulfikar and many others like them had a common dream – to have good careers and let their families have a better life. Realization of that dream should have been simple –…

Ahamad Tanvirul Alam Chowdhury |

From left: Minister Idris Jala, Malaysia; William Dorotinsky, World Bank; Alberto Leyton, World Bank; Melanie Walker, World Bank.   In his recent presentation (video) at the World Bank, Minister…

William Dorotinsky, Joanna Watkins, Paula Suarez |