Every mom wants a healthy baby. And in the early days of a child’s life, parents and doctors understandably focus on how the baby’s physical development—is she gaining weight? Is he developing…

Carolyn Miles |

Let me start with a disclaimer: I am overweight.  My kids and my wife keep telling me that I need to be mindful of what and how much I eat and be more disciplined with my exercise regime.  Why do…

Patricio V. Marquez |

​​Junaid Ahmad,  World Bank Group Senior Director for Water, and Caren Grown, World Bank Group Senior Director for Gender,  wrote a blog for Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of World Toilet Day. …

Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Caren Grown |

​Marine Protected Areas will be a topic for discussion at the IUCN World Parks Congress, which is opening today in Sydney.  And it should be: MPAs—which are marine spaces that restrict human…

Amanda Feuerstein |

Poverty may be falling, but 1 billion people still live in extreme poverty. Inequality is growing everywhere. What is the World Bank Group doing about this? The World Bank Group President Jim Yong…

Donna Barne |

consider this picture MOOCs -- massively open online courses of the sort that can simultaneously enroll thousands, even tens of thousands, of learners simultaneously -- have been a hot topic of…

Michael Trucano |

Follow the authors on Twitter: @shomik_raj and @aldotudela7   The room was quiet. The group sat, thoughtful, each one of the participants with their heads around a complicated issue, silent.…

Shomik Mehndiratta, Aldo Tudela |

Teresa at her home store, where she sells candies amongst her other wares. en espanol A few years ago, authors Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio published “Hungry Planet, ” a fascinating book with…

María Eugenia Bonilla-Chacín |

Photo: Jim Yong Kim with Father Jack in Peru When I turned 22, I was struggling a bit. I was just two months into my first year at Harvard Medical School, and I had gone from an undergraduate…

Jim Yong Kim |

New entrants to the working age population in most Middle East and North Africa countries encounter economic structures and policies that have long failed to generate an adequate number of new…

Farrukh Iqbal |