Photo: only_kim / Shutterstock.com  There are many drivers of climate change, but few would disagree that energy infrastructure built according to “business-as-usual” standards is a major one.…

Michael Tran |

For the poor and vulnerable of the world, jobs are key to ending poverty and driving development. But not all jobs are equally transformational.  Photo: Jonathan Ernst / World Bank Jobs are what…

Alvaro Gonzalez |

As world trade and investment have increasingly become organized around “value chains” – production lines that cross borders – Africa has struggled to reap the benefits of this trend, even as…

Anabel Gonzalez |

When presidents, prime ministers, and government ministers of more than 60 nations put their countries’ names behind natural capital accounting last year at Rio+20,  something shifted. Countries…

Rachel Kyte |

Available in: Español, عربي April 15, 2013--The private sector could play a key role in ending extreme poverty by 2030 by gathering high quality data and evidence of entrepreneurial impact in…

Donna Barne |

Also available in: Français,  中文 On the eve of World Water Day (March 22), there is some good public health news that is unrelated to medical care for the “sick, ” but to a critical investment…

Patricio V. Marquez |

The World Bank Group’s new Education Strategy 2020 champions learning for all and recognizes that global progress towards this goal will require the commitment of all actors – including…

Svava Bjarnason |