The King Baudouin Foundation has just announced that it is accepting nominations for its 2014-2015 African Development Prize. The Prize awards innovative initiatives that help local communities…

Kristina Nwazota |

A vibrant private sector - with firms investing, creating jobs, and improving productivity - is absolutely essential for promoting growth and expanding opportunities. In order to support the…

Matija Laco |

there's something electric on the horizon in Turkey Uruguay. Peru. The U.S. State of Maine. South Korea. Portugal. A number of places around the world have made very large, (hopefully)…

Michael Trucano |

See also: Anniversary of the New Delhi Attack Reminds Us that Tackling Violence is Urgent December 16, 2012 will in the foreseeable future be remembered as the day in which six men savagely gang…

Maria Correia |

Because the penetration of high speed internet is strongly correlated with economic growth, governments around the world are eager to promote the diffusion of broadband technologies.  The Turkish…

Michel Rogy |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |

Why Sanitation Access Doesn’t Work Unless the Entire Village Buys In Jitender is a four-year old boy with forward-thinking parents. Although it’s common in his village, in the Indian state of…

Luis Andres, Juan Echenique, Ashma Basnyat, Rahul Kanakia |

Travelling across Africa these days you are likely to run into increasing numbers of mining, oil, and gas industry personnel engaged in exploration, drilling, and extraction across the continent. …

Anand Rajaram |

During the last week, we traveled in the Sahel region with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the leaders of the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank, and the European Union.…

Makhtar Diop |

Natural disasters – such as tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones and floods – are costly to society, in terms of both human destruction and financial losses. Governments ultimately bear the full cost…

Olivier Mahul |