The first time a World Bank education team tried classroom observations in Brazil, it nearly provoked a state-wide teachers’ strike. It was October 2009 in the northeast state of Pernambuco and…

Daphna Berman |

Also available in: Español Photo: Andy Shuai Liu/World Bank Invented over a century ago for exploring mountainous regions, aerial cable cars have recently made an appearance in several big cities…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano, Wenyu Jia, Georges Darido |

In Brazil, a woman trained through the School of Women Leaders explains to her neighbors what she has learned. Photo: Maria do Carmo Carvalho / Habitat for Humanity [[tweetable]]Despite the fact…

Jane W. Katz |

Gender parity in educational attainment may mask other important inequalities. (Photo: Vuong Hai Hoang / World Bank) In many ways, girls’ education is a success story in global development.…

Stephanie Psaki, Katharine McCarthy, Barbara Mensch |

Foto: Agência Brasil
Tenho uma sobrinha de 12 anos. Ao parar para pensar que ela poderia por lei se casar em muitos países, inclusive no Brasil, fico estarrecida. Embora o dado possa parecer…

Paula Tavares |

Those of you who have visited Dubai in recent years may relate to what I am going to say: Dubai is in the middle of the desert, and its land, not that long ago, was really worth nothing. Now it is…

Wael Zakout |

أولئك الذين زاروا دبي في السنوات الأخيرة قد يهمهم ما سأقوله: تقع دبي وسط الصحراء وكانت أراضيها قبل وقت غير بعيد لا تساوي شيئا. الآن، أصبحت واحدة من أكثر مدن العالم حيوية. حدث كل هذا في فترة قصيرة…

وائل زقوت |

This is the fourth in this year’s series of job market posts. As the quality of a country's public sector workforce is an essential factor in its effectiveness in providing services,…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Turma de beneficiários das ações para jovens líderes do ARPA 

Adriana Moreira |

© Julia Pacheco/世界银行 赛琳娜·玛利亚17岁时就怀上了双胞胎,她因此不得不辍学,并从巴伊亚移居到里约热内卢。正因为如此,她很难找到好的正规工作。一路走来,她遭受了很多困境——从无家可归到找失业,同时她和孩子们还面临粮食不安全的威胁。目前,全球有成百上千万像赛琳娜这样的人面临诸多制约因素——收入低、资产有限、人力资本少、特定冲击以及对自然冲击、暴力等的暴露,他们渴望过上体面…

Kathy Lindert, Phillippe Leite, Tina George Karippacheril, Ines Rodriguez Caillava |