As COVID-19 dominates the world’s attention, it bears remembering that another, older respiratory disease that is both preventable and treatable is still killing 1.5 million people every year: TB…

Tom Perry, Miriam Schneidman |

Angola has an ambitious reform program for the public business sector including restructuring some SOEs, privatizing others, and developing PPPs. How is the World Bank helping this? Enabling…

Olivier Lambert, Wilson Piassa |

Becoming more equal in East Asia Pacific by reducing the trade-offs between work and home

Victoria Kwakwa |

Profiles of women reformers making it easier to do business around the world

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

In recognition of International Women’s Day, we highlight the accomplishments of five leaders who have delivered much needed regulatory reforms benefiting entrepreneurs.

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

Open source software can help improve government efficiency and transparency while speeding up innovation in the public sector. GovTech nations, such as Singapore, are using open source solutions…

Lesly Goh, Kai Kaiser, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

Many countries of the former Soviet Union rank highly in the Human Capital Index, thanks largely to long-term investment in education and health services.

Sudharshan Canagarajah |

On any rational cost-benefit basis, investing in preparedness, whether for pandemics or natural hazards, is possibly one of the best investments any country can make. A dollar spent on…

Abhas Jha |

New findings show that, like their counterparts in many neighboring countries, Honduran women are sorely underrepresented in the job market.

Veronica Michel, Ian Walker |