Malnutrition is rampant in rural India and a leading cause of child mortality. In 2015, the Grameen Foundation’s  Rajasthan Nutrition Project attempted to improve nutrition in rural communities by…

Isis Gaddis, Talip Kilic, Valérie Lechene, Alexander Wolf |

Momentum is building behind a land rights revolution. Last year, just prior to the World Bank’s Annual Land and Poverty Conference, I wrote about the many factors pushing land to the top of the…

Chris Jochnick |

As the world’s largest workfare program, India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) has attracted much atten­tion. Yet its impacts on agriculture have been…

Klaus Deininger |

Also available in: Français  Land and property lie at the center of many of today’s pressing development challenges. Consider that at most 10% of land in rural Africa is reliably registered. At…

Klaus Deininger |

During the dry season, N. S. Reddy, a farmer in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, cultivates groundnut on two acres using water from his own borewell, which he runs for the six hours every day…

Hanan Jacoby |

Factor Allocation and Growth   A central challenge for developing countries is to promote growth by reducing the misallocation of factors of production—labor, capital and land. While there may not…

Ejaz Ghani |

When you ask young people from developing countries what they want for their country, they often say opportunity. The next generation wants jobs and knowledge; they want to be connected to the…

Anita Marangoly George |

“Nightlights.io is a path-breaking platform that will transform the way the world solves the global challenge of energy availability. The tool will help us... provide energy solutions... to people…

Kwawu Mensan Gaba, Bruno Sánchez-Andrade Nuño |

Also available in: Arabic | French | Spanish In 2015 the world saw great momentum for climate action, culminating in a historic agreement in December to cut carbon emissions and contain global…

Andy Shuai Liu |

What are some stories that caught your attention in 2015?   They are ones that focus on people, data and events tied to sustainable growth, climate action and efforts to end energy poverty.   As…

Andy Shuai Liu |