In our book, “ Greenprint: A new approach to cooperation on climate change, ” Arvind Subramanian and I propose a new grand bargain to revive climate talks ahead of the next Conference of the…

Aaditya Mattoo |

We’ve recently released an Open Government Data Toolkit (OGD Toolkit), designed to provide staff at the World Bank and in country governments a basic set of resources for initiating and developing…

Iulian Pogor |

While we began a big research project on localized development some 5 years ago and ultimately produced a report that’s launching this week, our journey really began in our twenties. We each spent…

Ghazala Mansuri, Vijayendra Rao |

You’ll find a large amount of data available through the World Bank’s Open Data Initiative: for time-series alone, there are some 8, 000 indicators for around 200 countries. And we’re often asked…

Maryna Taran |

In Sendai, Japan, on Tuesday at the Sendai Dialogue, a high-level forum focused on mainstreaming disaster risk management into international development assistance, the Africa angle quickly…

Mauro Azeredo |

The paradigm of community-driven development (CDD) aims to increase program impact by involving communities in the selection, design, and implementation of local development projects. However, its…

Andrew Beath, Ruben Enikolopov, Fotini Christia |

Local languages, more poverty data, more timely data, and more information on data sources, data reliability, and the differences between World Bank data and national data. These were the comments…

Soong Sup Lee |

At the end of 2004, the Multifibre Arrangement (MFA) was finally phased out, and with it, 30 years of quota restrictions by industrial countries on textile and apparel imports from developing…

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

Everyone in Egypt has a botagas story. These botagas stories are not the result of just the current shortage of botagas and gasoline that Egypt is currently struggling with.  Botagas is a lifeline…

Khaled Sherif |

After Newsweek’s third annual Women in the World summit two weeks ago, I started to wonder about where women stand in the massive wave of urbanization our world is facing. The UN study, The World’…

Artessa Saldivar-Sali |