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 |

تحسين خدمة توفير المياه في لبنان كلير كفوري أخصائية في مجال المياه في البنك الدولي تتحدث عن المشاريع الهادفة إلى توفير وتحسين جودة المياه الصالحة للشرب في لبنان.  

كلير كفوري |

Restoring the quality of water services in Lebanon Claire Kfouri is a Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist at the World Bank and Task Team Leader of World Bank water operations in Lebanon.…

Claire Kfouri |

Just hours after the release of PISA test scores last week showed Finland’s students slipping in the international rankings from a ten-year perch at the top, a Finnish headline read “Golden Days…

Halsey Rogers, Alethea Dopart |

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 |

Join me in a Twitter Chat on why global food prices remain high on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. ET/15:00 GMT. I'll be tweeting from @worldbanklive with hashtag #foodpriceschat. Ask questions beforehand…

José Cuesta |

El 29 de octubre se realizó en Turín, Italia, el lanzamiento del "Proyecto Greenback 2.0 – Ciudades que abogan por las remesas". Un equipo del Banco Mundial que trabaja en el tema de la…

Massimo Cirasino |

"Project Greenback 2.0 – Remittance Champion Cities" was launched on October 29 in Turin, Italy. A team from the World Bank's service line on Financial Infrastructure, hosting the…

Massimo Cirasino, Marco Nicoli |

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 |

CIUDAD DEL VATICANO -- Como muchas personas en todo el mundo, he seguido con atención los comentarios del Papa Francisco sobre la importancia de servir a los pobres. Cuando tuve una oportunidad de…

Jim Yong Kim |