About this series More blog posts The social inclusion of disadvantaged groups is necessary for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity, said government representatives, experts, and civil…

Lauri Sivonen |

  From time to time, everyone encounters sleek products whose form seems to eclipse their function—an image-heavy website that fails to provide basic information, or a shiny gadget with an all-too…

Claudio Mendonca |

  Globally, the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the trend in new cases of tuberculosis has been met. Today there there are 40% fewer people living with TB than there were in 1990. More…

Tariq Khokhar |

As we continue to see headlines and editorials almost every day about migrants and refugees, it's not surprising when UNHCR reports that the number of forcibly displaced people has reached 60…

Leila Rafei |

  Between 1990 and 2015, the global under-5 mortality rate dropped 53% from 91 to 41 deaths per 1,000. However, this drop is not enough to meet the global Millennium Development Goal of a two-…

Tariq Khokhar |

  Though maternity leave is standard in almost all economies, it varies in duration from a few weeks to a few years. Most maternity leave is paid, though economies vary on whether it is paid by…

Tariq Khokhar |

.node .content img { border: 0px !important; } This is the third in a series of posts on data related the Millennium Development Goals based on the 2015 Edition of World Development Indicators.…

Masako Hiraga |

What does open data and development mean for Afghanistan? Last November, the first open data mission revealed Afghans’ interest and commitment to foster knowledge sharing, collaboration and…

Gazbiah Rahaman |

Major funders of public health research – the World Bank included – have today issued a joint statement to champion the wider sharing of data to achieve better public health worldwide. Mother and…

Tamar Manuelyan Atinc, Shaida Badiee |