Learning from Failure

In their new paper on fast internet and employment in Africa, Jonas Hjort and Jonas Poulsen examine the impact of submarine internet cables on employment outcomes in several African countries.…

Kathleen Beegle|

A crowded train stops at a station in Thailand to pick-up more passengers. In October 1950, the World Bank made a loan of $3 million to Thailand for the rehabilitation of the Royal State Railways…

Kulaya Tantitemit|

As part of the push for universal access to electricity, the World Bank is making a concerted effort to support the most cost-effective systems and technologies to provide electricity to those…

Christopher James Arderne, Chiara Odetta Rogate, Rhonda Lenai Jordan Antoine|

Air pollution in Ulaanbaatar’s ger areas. Credit: UBDHC, Erbar Agarjav In Ulaanbaatar (UB), the coldest capital city in the world, and one with the highest recorded levels of air pollution—…

Yun Wu, Celia Rong Cui|

Spring in Washington, D.C. means cherry blossoms, warmer weather, and of course the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund. And with them, the buzz and crowds…

Sunny Kaplan|