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 |

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the number of megacities is growing rapidly. Today there are 37 cities worldwide with populations of greater than 10 million, and 84 with populations…

Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |

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 |

También disponible en: English| Français  Amir Awaad soñaba con ganar medallas de oro. El 18 veces campeón nacional de lucha se entrenó toda la vida para representar a su país de origen, Siria, en…

Lina Zdruli |

Cette page en : English | Español  Amir Awaad rêvait d’or. Ce champion de lutte syrien sacré à 18 reprises s’était entraîné toute sa vie pour représenter son pays aux Jeux olympiques. Son rêve s’…

Lina Zdruli |

© Lina Zdruli Amir Awaad was dreaming of gold. The 18-time national wrestling champion trained all his life to represent his native Syria at the Olympics. His dream turned into fantasy when Amir…

Lina Zdruli |

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 |