Over the past two decades, infant mortality in the Philippines has dropped by more than half. The number of women dying in childbirth has declined, and mortality rates from diseases such as…

Aliza Marcus |

I was glad to read the announcement made by World Bank President, Dr. Jim Kim, at the start of this year’s UN General Assembly meetings, about the Bank’s projected financing support through the…

Patricio V. Marquez |

             The debate over how to ensure good health services for all while assuring affordability is nothing new. However, it has recently acquired new impetus under the guise of Universal…

Jorge Coarasa |

As a newcomer in my new post in Accra, I am starting to learn about Ghana’s achievements and challenges.  I have been impressed with some innovative policies and measures adopted to address…

Patricio V. Marquez |

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Ana Silvia Aguilera |

In the last decade, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are probably the key social policy innovation around the world and in the East Asia and Pacific region. The targeted programs offer…

Ariel Fiszbein |

Most of us in the development community are aware that proper water and sanitation services are crucial for life and health. Proper sanitation especially can decrease the instances and spread of…

Jaehyang So |