Step up to the Jobs Challenge It is said that some employees are hired because of their technical skills, but fired due to their behaviors or attitudes, such as arriving late or showing a lack of…

Pablo Acosta, Takiko Igarashi |

Street names in Accra, Ghana. Photo credit: Ben Welle/ Flickr CC When I used to work in Rwanda, I lived on a small street in Kigali. Every time I invited friends over, I would tell them to “walk…

Linus Pott |

Urban population in Africa will double within the next 25 years and reach 1 billion people by 2040, but concentration of people in cities has not been accompanied by economic density. Typical…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Somik Lall |

Also available in: Spanish Scott Ozanus, guest blogger, is the Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer at KPMG. He is also a member of the ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood Early…

P. Scott Ozanus |

  Over a billion people—about 15% of the world’s population—have disabilities. Almost 80% of them live in the developing world, which is undergoing rapid urbanization. While urbanization brings…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

A parenting education workshop is underway in Indonesia. Ed's note: This guest blog is by Heather Biggar Tomlinson (Executive Director, Roshan Learning Center) and Syifa Andina (Chairperson,…

Heather Biggar Tomlinson, Syifa Andina |

there must be a screen here somewhere, where could it be? At 9:00 am this past Monday morning, almost 30 people crammed into a small conference room at the World Bank in DC to talk about ...…

Michael Trucano |

For a region that is considered middle-income, it is unacceptable that one in every 40 children in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) dies in the first year of life mostly from preventable…

Claudia Costin, Sophie Naudeau |

When President Obama announced a number of investment priorities for his second term that would expand the economy and strengthen the middle class, his focus on bolstering early childhood…

Tamar Manuelyan Atinc |