In conjunction with the Ibero-American Summit this month, Pamela Cox, Vice President for Latin American and Caribbean, emphasizes the urgent need to focus on education quality in a recent op-ed…

For all of us working towards providing a better business and regulatory environment, it is important to know whether economic analysis has improved the quality of regulatory decisions. A proper…

Mohammad Amin |

The conventional wisdom is that the exchanging of information on an individual or firm will go a long way in determining credit worthiness, thereby improving credit availability. When a bank…

Mohammad Amin |

So much has been written recently about the individual, economic and social benefits of investing in early childhood development (ECD), that it is becoming a challenge to summarize these studies.…

Emiliana Vegas |

I am writing from Seoul, where I participated in the Economic Development and Impact Evaluation conference organized by the Korea Development Institute. Korean officials at the conference had a…

Ariel Fiszbein |

Co-authored by Lesley Drake, Director of the Partnership for Child Development As leaves crackled and autumn closed in on Washington DC at this time last year, the Brookings Institution played…

Donald Bundy |

Most educational interventions are widely considered successful if they increase test-scores -- which indicate cognitive ability. Presumably, this is because higher test-scores in school imply…

Jishnu Das |

The United Nations hosted the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit in New York City last month, with the participation of over 120 global leaders from both developed countries and emerging…

Joe Qian |

As the World Bank's Annual Meetings met to discuss global development this October,  the issue of jobs was front and center. The new Open Forum 2010 allowed leading thinkers and engaged…

I've written before about floods in Niger and Abidjan, but these experiences left me poorly prepared for what I saw in Benin a few days ago. Half the country is under water, and it's…

Daniel Sellen |