After months of preparation, the Sanitation Hackathon weekend is upon us.In dozens of countries around the world, IT and sanitation experts will join forces for an intensive brainstorming and…

Sanitation Hackathon Team |

They both hold the potential to help meet the needs of the poor and end poverty. New ideas and innovative solutions are critical to address the 2.5 billion people who lack access to proper…

Jose Luis Irigoyen |

In Bangladesh,  around 90% of the people have access to a toilet. But only a third of those toilets are hygienic, and the country loses about 6.3% of its GDP every year to inadequate sanitation.…

Naomi Ahmad |

As the World Bank Group, we are dedicated to a world free of poverty. Poverty has many manifestations, of course, but few are sadder than child hunger and malnutrition. It is not just the heart-…

John Stein |

When you want to put money, ideas, innovation, and hard work together to increase food security, there’s nowhere better than the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program – GAFSP. Don’t just…

Rachel Kyte |

I’ve just concluded a discussion on addressing youth unemployment around the world with experts at the Global Youth Conference currently happening and wanted to hear your thought as well as share…

Kalpana Kochhar |

Farmers in Bangladesh adapting to increased soil salinity and climate change. Barguna is at the very southern end of Bangladesh and looks nothing like the rest of the country.Bangladesh is very…

Naomi Ahmad |

The Track Record Imagine adding the population of Sweden—somewhat under 10 million— to your labor force year after year for a decade. Insist that the wage workers among them earn increasing real…

Pradeep Mitra |

Bangladesh reduced poverty from 40 percent to 31.5 percent between 2005 and 2010, according the new Household Income & Expenditure Survey (HIES) 2010. Progress can also be seen in other…

Naomi Ahmad |

Poor sanitation has devastating—often overwhelming—consequences. As sanitation advocate Rose George writes in “Why there’s a Sanitation Crisis and What We Can Do About It, ” the health, social,…

Craig Kullmann |