Also available in: Español | Français In many countries, women walk over six kilometers to collect water. Between 2006 and 2012 in Niger, women traveled an hour, on average, to fetch water.…

Soma Ghosh Moulik |

foto: Dominic Chavez La lactancia materna es el primer y el mejor alimento para un bebé, proporcionando nutrientes esenciales en los primeros años de vida. Es también la primera vacuna de un niño…

Annette Dixon |

At present, more than 70 countries in the world criminalize homosexuality and condemn with imprisonment sexual acts between people of the same sex. What solutions can be provided to solve these…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ignacio Sánchez D’Ocon, Guillermo Romero Rodriguez |

Photo: Jake Fagan/ World Bank. Today, I’m participating in the “Leaving No One Behind” conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and reflecting on what it takes to do just that – to…

Maninder Gill |

Training for data collectors in Kambia, Sierra Leone. (Photo: Kabira Namit / World Bank) [[tweetable]]Collecting data in education can be a tricky business.[[/tweetable]] After spending…

Kabira Namit, Jonathan Seiden |

Photo Credit: Guilhem Alandry doculab Malteser International / Flickr CC While disasters threaten the well-being of people from all walks of life, few are as disproportionately affected as the…

Margaret Arnold, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Deepti Samant Raja, Lorenzo Piccio |

Higher education students in Bogota, Colombia. Guest blog by: Juliana Guaqueta Ospina, an Education Specialist at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group. Watching my two-…

Juliana Guaqueta Ospina |

  Over at Future Development a gently cantankerous Jishnu Das takes on the big numbers politicians use and their insidious effects...will all research become fake news?      Trying to figure out…

Markus Goldstein |

Photo: Dasan Bobo/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic growth and environment…

Simeon Ehui |