Felix von Geyer writes in The Guardian about how Haiti hopes miracle moringa tree can help to combat malnutrition. The government is promoting the cultivation of a tree rich in vitamins, minerals…

LTD Editors |

Today, the World Bank Group is issuing Global Financial Development Report 2014: Financial Inclusion. The report is the second in a new series on global financial development. It follows up on…

Martin Cihak, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt |

We’re now a week away from the Competitive Industries conference on “Making Growth Happen” on October 16 and 17. With more than 20 high-level speakers – including our keynoters Joseph Stiglitz and…

Ivan Rossignol |

“Death…" that is the first word that comes to mind to some young Jamaican women that participated  in a focus group on gender when they heard the word "man". What makes a young…

Olivier Puech |

‘What does it take to raise your competitiveness game?’ is the question many African countries will be asking at this year’s World Economic Forum on Africa, to be held in Cape Town on 8-10 May,…

Marjo Koivisto |

Let's think together: Every Sunday the World Bank in Tanzania in collaboration with The Citizen wants to stimulate your thinking by sharing data from recent official surveys in Tanzania and…

Jacques Morisset, Jacques Morisset, Waly Wane, Isis Gaddis |

For over 13 years, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have provided a yardstick for measuring progress toward important development outcomes: eradicating extreme poverty, educating children,…

Shaida Badiee, Mahmoud Mohieldin |

Eighteen months ago we watched President Kibaki launch the Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI) to broad acclaim and fanfare.  All our initial expectations were very high. Some expected that Kenya’s…

Christopher Finch |

A new Stata module wbopendata has been released. The module can be installed or updated directly from within Stata using Statistical Software Components (SSC) repository.The new features of this…

Joao Pedro Azevedo |