The region needs to accelerate the pace of economic growth, reduce inequality and improve governance

Humberto López |

We are entering the final phase of the race and our collective actions will determine if we can take the checkered flag or not by 2030.

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

Migrants and refugees face the same limitations to basic infrastructure and other government services long endured by local communities.

Ivonne Astrid Moreno Horta, Paula Rossiasco |

It is undeniable that progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty over the last quarter century—from 36 percent of the world population in 1990 to an estimated 8.6 percent in 2018—and that…

Philippe H. Le Houérou, Antoinette Sayeh |

© Riyaad Minty/Creative Commons [[tweetable]]Benjamin Franklin famously said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” [[/tweetable]] This was his message to Philadelphians on how to…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Drugs production is a cross-cutting development issue that impacts a large number of key development sectors.

Erwin de Nys, Nicolás Salazar |

© Sarah Farhat/World Bank One of the encouraging signs that I pick up whenever I travel is the difference that technology is making to the lives of millions of marginalized people. In most cases…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Refugee children in Ethiopia. © Milena Stefanova/World Bank [[tweetable]]On World Refugee Day, we pause to reflect on the struggles of refugees around the world.[[/tweetable]] Refugees are…

Franck Bousquet |

Installation shot of Unpacked, a mixed media sculpture by Mohammad Hafez and Ahmed Badr. © Bassam Sebti/World Bank As the World Bank Group strengthens support for refugees, internationally…

Juliana J Biondo |