Around 250 million migrants currently live outside their countries of birth, making up approximately 3.5 percent of the world population. Despite the widespread perception of a global migration…

Caglar Ozden |

Photo: ROYA Resources of Young Afghans. This time last year, more than 400 excited youth filled the Preston Auditorium for the World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016: Rethinking Education for the New…

Jewel McFadden |

  The National Solidarity Programme (NSP) improved lives of millions of Afghans across rural Afghanistan. NSP's successor, the Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project aims to improve the…

Abdul Qayum Yousufzai |

When it comes to conflict and displacement, we often think about the refugees forced to flee their homes. Equally affected, however, are the ones making their way home after a trying time in exile…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Janmejay Singh |

[[tweetable]]Like many other developing countries, Afghanistan is urbanizing rapidly.[[/tweetable]] Today, a quarter of the country’s over 30 million people live in urban areas, with many more…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Catalina Marulanda |

With support provided by the KMDP, over one million people (about 73 percent women and children) have benefited from the construction of about 247 kilometers of neighborhood roads. Photo: Rumi…

Sateh Chafic El-Arnaout, Hyoung Gun Wang |

Today is World Refugee Day, a day for us all to remember how many people are moved or displaced from their homes—either within their own country or across borders. The UN High Commissioner for…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ayat Soliman, Catalina Marulanda, Robin Mearns |

Afghan children walk pass a bombed bus in 2016, Mohammad Ismael/ REUTERS In Afghanistan violence is a daily fact of life. The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan released their 2016…

Richard Hogg |

Despite government efforts with support from the international community, Afghanistan's development needs remain massive. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank I am still shaken and…

Annette Dixon |

Last week, a tanker truck, one of many roaming the streets of Kabul, navigated through bumper-to-bumper traffic, going past government buildings and embassies, to Zanbaq Square. When stopped at a…

Silvia Redaelli, Christina Wieser |