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 |

Rubi’s Story: Exulted, Rubi ran home. As fast as her fifteen-year-old legs could carry her, she ran, exam in hand, excited to share the results with her family. The results, she believed, would…

Lucia Hanmer |

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 |

  [[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 |

  « Ce qui pourrait vraiment m’aider à développer mon activité, c’est l’accès à un réseau électrique fiable », me disait récemment David, un petit chef d’entreprise de Lagos, au Nigéria. « Je suis…

Masami Kojima |

Sometimes, the drive comes from the senior echelons of government – a reform-minded government leader, an important minister or an agency head. At times, there is pressure from donors. Often, the…

Syed Akhtar Mahmood, Syed Estem Dadul Islam |

Le Metropolitan Policy Program et le Center on Children and Families de la Brookings Institution ont publié il y a quelques mois une étude sur les aspects multidimensionnels de la pauvreté et la…

Paul Prettitore |

في وقت سابق من هذا العام، نشر كل من برنامج سياسات المدن الكبرى ومركز الطفل والأسرة بمعهد بروكنجز دراسة مستفيضة عن الفقر والأعراق في الولايات المتحدة. تظهر الدراسة الأسباب التي تؤكد ضرورة النظر إلى…

بول بريتيتور |

Earlier this year, the Metropolitan Policy Program and the Center on Children and Families at Brookings released a study on multidimensional poverty and race in America. The study shows why it’s…

Paul Prettitore |

金融技术正在改变着全球金融行业,也为扩大面向低收入家庭的金融服务提供了可能——一直以来,这些家庭或承受不起此类服务或无法获得此类服务。金融技术改善发展中国家人民生活状况的潜力巨大,其带来的可能性及产生的影响同样巨大。 金融行业已开始采用不同方法运作;该行业的主流是采用新方法来收集、处理并使用信息。全新的各类主体正在进入这一领域。金融行业的方方面面——包括支付和基础设施、…

Joaquim Levy |