Over the past decade, Bangladesh has improved its human capital. Child and maternal mortality reduced, the rate of stunting for children under 5 dropped from 43 percent in 2007 to 31 percent in…

Mercy Tembon |

It is now the 2020/21 school year, but it is taking much longer than usual for 22 million students in Egypt to go Back to School.

Amira Kazem |

In every part of the world, the poorest are suffering most, and the World Bank’s recently released Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report estimates that global extreme poverty will rise this year…

Mari Elka Pangestu |

Let’s prioritize our educational investments and craft our approach to the crisis with a clear recognition that leadership will be the most important ingredient going forward, just as it has been…

Jaime Saavedra, Wendy Kopp |

As we approach International Day of the Girl on October 11th, we reflect not only on how harmful cultural practices prevent adolescent girls from continuing their education, but also on how this…

Sarah Baird, Sarah Bunker, Shwetlena Sabarwal, Jennifer Seager |

In generating evidence on the best approaches to civil service, we can better understand how to achieve SDGs. This blog explains how.

Patricia Paskov |

Young women in Latin America and the Caribbean may be deprived of ‘hope’ due to poverty, lack of opportunities and gender norms that restrict their options.

Miriam Müller |

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage countries worldwide, the long-term impacts on society remain unknown, but there is little doubt about the devastating impacts today on people’s health…

Anna Bjerde, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt |

Six months into the pandemic, countries in the Latin America region have had to make formidable efforts to mitigate the potentially dramatic consequences of school closings on their children and…

Emanuela Di Gropello |

The mayors were united in their absolute determination to turn a crisis into an opportunity for a green and resilient transformation of their cities, whilst also creating jobs.

Mari Elka Pangestu |