This blog proposes to measure human well-being using the poverty-adjusted life-expectancy (PALE), a summary index that aggregates well-being losses resulting from the poverty and mortality…

Jean-Marie Baland, Guilhem Cassan, Benoît Decerf |

As Nigeria continues its critical work to lead 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 and manage its demographic transition, building the human capital of women and girls and expanding their…

Julia Vaillant |

This is a critical time for education. A cost-of-living crisis, including rising food and energy prices and the war in Ukraine are putting pressure on policymakers to cut education budgets. It is…

Camilla Kuckartz, Mathias Esmann |

For South Asia to reach its full economic potential, it must explore untapped opportunities.

Hans Timmer |

The World Bank and Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Technical and Higher Education are working together to revamp Sierra Leone’s skills development sector, using data and rigorous and competitive…

Ali Hasan Ansari, Amani Osman, Himdat Bayusuf, Mari Shojo, Mariama Wurie |

Sustaining Africa’s growth over the coming decades will require a new approach to economic management, one that looks beyond gross domestic product (GDP), and considers the underlying assets of…

Jim Cust, Albert Zeufack |

Investing in human capital in El Salvador: the knowledge currency of the digital economy

Alberto Munoz-Najar, Cristóbal Cobo, Inaki Sanchez Ciarrusta |

Low learning levels are putting the future of Iraqi children and, as a result, the future of the whole country at risk. The development of human capital, necessary for sustainable economic growth…

Nathalie Lahire, Xiaonan Cao, Elisabeth Sedmik |

Two-wheeler crashes account for the highest death rate around the world, compared to other road traffic crashes. The situation is particularly alarming in South Asia. But the proper use of…

Jean Todt, Hartwig Schafer |

For 34 million children and adolescents in our region, being of African descent is synonymous with invisibility: not only are they forgotten and neglected; they are also actively discriminated…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |