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 |

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 |

Increasing the number of jobs publicly listed, enabling public and private institutions to better connect workers to jobs will not likely solve the jobs problem in developing countries. (Photo: …

Jacqueline Mazza |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Photo: Dane Macri/The Advocacy Project via Flickr CC. The relationship between poverty and disability goes both ways: [[tweetable]]disability increases the risk of poverty[[/tweetable]], and[[…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

In Jamaica, about a quarter of electricity produced is stolen or “lost” through non-paying customers and/or accounting errors. Manual detection has failed to make a difference in reducing this…

Anna Lerner, Priyanka Ripley |

Leadership is a critical aspect of all social endeavors. In schools, talented leadership is essential to student achievement. (Photo: Graham Crouch / World Bank) Leadership is a critical aspect of…

Harriet Nannyonjo |

En diciembre pasado, James Dooley Sullivan empacó su silla de ruedas y viajó a Jamaica. Sullivan, un artista visual y editor de videos que trabaja en el Grupo Banco Mundial, quería ver de manera…

James Dooley Sullivan |

[[tweetable]][[/tweetable]] Tiemblo cada vez que pienso en la fuerza externa que se generó cuando choqué con el árbol y cómo esa fuerza recorrió mi tabla de snowboard y subió por mi pierna…

James Dooley Sullivan |

في ديسمبر/كانون الأول الماضي، طوى جيمس دولي سوليفان كرسيه المتحرك وسافر إلى جامايكا. ورغم أن الدولة الواقعة في منطقة الكاريبي مقصد سياحي، لم تكن الرحلة لقضاء عطلة. أراد سوليفان، وهو فنان رسوم…

James Dooley Sullivan |