New content aims to bring app developers and programmers together with the World Bank's open climate data. On December 2nd, 2011 the World Bank Group announced the launch of a new “Apps for…

Tim Herzog |

I grimace when I see those ads to ‘Build a Smarter Planet’. It seems to me the planet was working pretty well before we started messing with it. But ‘Build a Smarter City’ – now that’s something I…

Dan Hoornweg |

Renowned British economic historian Niall Ferguson in his new and dazzling history of Western ideas, Civilization: The West and the Rest, argues as his central thesis that the West developed six…

Shahrokh Fardoust |

Improving the Impact of Development Assistance Starts With Geography Where are World Bank projects located and are they making a tangible difference in the lives of developing country communities…

Soren Gigler |

The Sunday Business section of the New York Times prominently featured an image of a huge vault overflowing with bits and bytes. It was a story about the Bank’s Open Data initiative and claimed…

Aleem Walji |

It's important to have an international forum where leading thinkers can exchange ideas about how to reduce poverty and how to promote growth in low income countries. I'm delighted that…

Justin Yifu Lin |

It's important to have an international forum where leading thinkers can exchange ideas about how to reduce poverty and how to promote growth in low income countries. I'm delighted that…

Justin Yifu Lin |

For illuminating research, news and commentary from the World Bank on global education policy and development effectiveness, make sure you are connected to all our electronic information streams.…

Rising food prices have once again grabbed everyone’s attention. Prices for some basic foods are nearing the 2008 food crisis levels. In the post ‘Soaring Food Crisis’, Paul Krugman analyzes the…

Swati Mishra |

Major funders of public health research – the World Bank included – have today issued a joint statement to champion the wider sharing of data to achieve better public health worldwide. Mother and…

Tamar Manuelyan Atinc, Shaida Badiee |