The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many vulnerabilities in health care systems across South Asian countries, including Bangladesh. As we respond to and learn from this crisis, it presents an…

Md Rafi Hossain, Shakil Ahmed |

The case study method is a valuable training tool for mid-career professionals. However, its adoption in the public sector in developing countries is lagging. Why is this the case and what can…

Zubair Bhatti, Leylac Naqvi |

Even with policy support, the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to be long-lasting.

Dana Vorisek |

The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating lives and livelihoods globally. Before the pandemic, the World Bank projected that 35 million people in East Asia and the Pacific would escape poverty in 2020…

Victoria Kwakwa |

To complement the HCI, the broader Human Capital Project (HCP) aims both to advance measurement and research and to enhance country engagement on the topic of human capital. Birthdays offer an…

Kavita Watsa, Jason Weaver |

To prepare workers for the future of work, governments should protect workers for change, not from change.

Truman Packard |

We face daunting, interconnected challenges, but IDA – and the entire World Bank Group – will help the poorest countries meet those challenges and continue our drive to end extreme poverty.

Akihiko Nishio |

“We are truly free, and as long as the tractor is working and helping us generate income, there’s no going back.” On my recent trip to Chad, I was impressed by the optimism and confidence of women…

Annette Dixon |

As the world urbanizes rapidly, [[tweetable]]international experience has shown that economic activities concentrate in a relatively small number of places[[/tweetable]] – it is estimated that…

Sameh Wahba, Judy Zheng Jia |

Photo: Mricon/Flickr This Earth Day, we have good reason to celebrate. It’s been a year that saw historic commitments along the path of our collective response to climate change and how we will…

Kevin Taylor, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |