Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

Celebrating education. (Photo: World Bank) As the editor of the World Bank’s education blog, I get weekly submissions from our education experts from all corners of the globe. Provocative and…

Anne Elicaño-Shields |

International assessments aren’t perfect but they offer useful insights into how countries can help all students learn to high levels. (Photo: Dominic Chavez / World Bank) Results for the…

Marguerite Clarke |

Young Brazilians learning hairdresser skills under a vocational program run by Sistema S. Photo credit: Mariana Ceratti/World Bank While Brazil faces a difficult fiscal and economic situation…

Claudia Costin |

Did you have a favorite teacher at school? What made that teacher so special? Teachers are the single most important resource we have to ensure that children learn. But the reality is that many…

Claudia Costin |