Impact bonds are innovative performance-based contracts between an investor, an outcome funder, and a service provider that tackle a social or environmental challenge. They are a form of public-…

Anna Wellenstein, Inga Afanasieva |

In Afghanistan, a World Bank program aimed at lifting rural households out of extreme poverty has generated remarkable results.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

“Journey with us now to Carana, on the Eighth Continent…” In the dulcet tones of a BBC-style announcer, a documentary-style video tells the tale of a fictitious country wracked with violent…

Laura Bailey |

The Small Island States Resilience Initiative (SISRI) is working with small island states to build disaster and climate resilience.

Naraya Carrasco, Cindy Patricia Quijada Robles, Lorenzo Piccio |

In MENA, gender inequality concerns have traditionally taken a back seat to the “larger” or “more urgent” issues. Yet, as history has shown, the exclusion of entire segments of the population is a…

Amat Al Alim Alsoswa, Talajeh Livani |

Around the world, an estimated 68.5 million people are forcibly displaced due to conflict, disasters, and violence. Approximately 60% of them are thought to live in urban areas. The urban story of…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Soraya Goga, Ellen Hamilton |

In the past five years alone, public debt in the poorest countries has increased from 36% of GDP to 51% of GDP.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |