Promoting Peacebuilding and Development in Northern Mozambique: A Story of Hope

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

The world’s 28 poorest countries are facing growing social, economic, and political distress, owing to rising debt burdens, diminishing development prospects, and chronic underinvestment. The…

Indermit Gill, M. Ayhan Kose |

Myanmar's transition to an open market economy in 2011 led to significant gains in GDP per capita and poverty reduction.

Sutirtha Sinha Roy |

In the Palestinian territories, fiscal subsidy reforms can help free up resources and improve economic and social conditions for a bigger part of the population.

Arden Finn, Gianluca Mele, Nur Nasser Eddin |

In 1990, about half of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and two-thirds in East Asia and the Pacific were living in extreme poverty (defined as living on less than what today…

Samuel Kofi Tetteh Baah, Christoph Lakner |

Afghanistan remains a challenging environment for accessing reliable, transparent, and low-cost financial services. According to 2017 Global Findex, only 15 percent of adults had an account at any…

Namoos Zaheer |

On May 15 this year, we were in Baghdad on what was a very special day for 350 primary education children. We had traveled north of the city with the World Bank education team for the opening…

Jaime Saavedra, Elisabeth Sedmik |

At the recent Global Forum on Transboundary Water Cooperation for Climate and Development hosted by the World Bank in Washington, D.C., River Basin Organizations (RBOs) from all continents came…

Saroj Kumar Jha, H. E. Mohamed Abdel Vetah |

Building green, resilient, and affordable homes at scale requires innovative solutions. Lessons learned from our 9th Global Affordable Housing Conference.

Tomasz Telma |