Photo © iStockPhoto.com The weather here is absolutely freezing cold, dark and grey.  Although Denmark is my home country, I think my many years in Africa and the Middle East have inoculated me…

Inger Andersen |

I was in Dubai two weeks ago to attend a meeting of the World Economic Forum. Our hosts, the Government of Dubai, told us that Dubai had turned the corner – hotel occupancy was up, airline traffic…

Dilip Ratha |

 Photo © Julia Bucknall/World Bank The Gulf News is reporting that oil-rich United Arab Emirates is among the few developing countries to host a major international organization. Abu Dhabi will be…

Julia Bucknall |

A fireman showing the Bank's Global Disaster Management team around Onna.

Mara Warwick |

The recent launch of the E-Pustakalaya digital library in Nepal is one example of the innovative ways that countries are exploring how to provide learning materials to schools in electronic…

Michael Trucano |