International Development

Taa Marbouta, the secret of the Egyptian Women

<b>.</b><p>The year 2017 has been declared by the Egyptian President as the Year of the Egyptian Woman.<p>Following this declaration, the National Council of …

World Politics

Book review- The Aid Lab: Understanding Bangladesh’s Unexpected Success by Naomi Hossain

<i>Over the summer I read a few absolutely brilliant books – hence the spate of book reviews. This week I will cover two new studies on development’s</i> …

World Politics

The Challenge of Connecting Schools to the Internet in the Developing World

Rolling out internet-enabled technologies to improve technology in the developing world will not work if internet access is lacking.<p><i>Cathryn Shelton</i> …

International Relations

Adapting to Climate Change: Disaster Risk Mitigation

<b>Climate shocks have profound implications for the development prospects of the World Bank’s client countries.​</b>For many emerging market and developing …

World Politics

#InternationalDayofPeace: the dreams of Syrian refugees

In December 2014 and January 2015, I took a leave of absence from the World Bank to volunteer in a UNHCR refugee camp in Iraq.<p>Just a few months …

Refugees

Environmental restoration in Argentina transforms contaminated waste site into a park

Fernando Gomez, a lifelong resident of Malargüe, began working at a uranium mill in 1971, processing uranium ore just meters from his home. Now …

World Politics

Deaths through childbirth are decreasing but some regions remain far from SDG targets

This blog is part of a series using data from <i>World Development Indicators</i> to explore progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and their …

World Politics

Women play a part to bring peace in Solomon Islands

In a hot and crowded school classroom in December 2015 I sat excitedly watching Margaret Wete accept her role as Village Peace Warden for Waimasi and …

World Politics

How going to the movies helped Ugandan high schoolers pass their tests

Who doesn’t enjoy an afternoon at the movies? Yet sometimes a cinema screening can be more than just fun. An experiment in Uganda demonstrates how an …

World Politics

South Africa: Innovation, skills transfer improving lives, driving economic growth

World Politics

Taking a proactive approach to climate extremes in Serbia

Your browser doesn't support embed PDF. You can download the file manually by clicking this link.A severe and prolonged heat wave stifled much of …

World Politics

Health Professional's Education and Training for Health System Reforms in Vietnam

World Politics

Gender and sex inequalities in water, sanitation, and hygiene

<i>This blogpost is part of a series of thematic blogs for the World Bank's Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic.</i><p>Addressing …

World Politics

Horticulture offers hope for growth and jobs in rural Afghanistan

Afghanistan is struggling with unemployment and poor economic performance because of drastic reductions in foreign aid and continued social …

World Politics

Reforms Sri Lanka needs to boost its economy

Many Sri Lankans understand the potential benefits of lowering trade costs and making their country more competitive in the global economy. The …

World Politics

Predicting perceptions of WBG Sectoral Support: Can Country Opinion Survey data help?

The World Bank Group collects and analyzes feedback of its stakeholders systematically—on a three-year cycle—in all client countries. The Country …

World Politics

To achieve ‘learning for all’, we must create inclusive systems for students with disabilities

While schools and educators aim at more inclusive approaches across the globe, it’s important to acknowledge that mainstream education settings can …

Education

Will automation kill South African jobs? No, say new studies

The 4th Industrial Revolution is here: driverless cars, 3-D printing, and Artificial Intelligence are the future. These innovations deliver the …

World Politics

Can South Africa tap into its innovation potential to improve the lives of its citizens?

Some people think innovation is only about gadgets, high-tech industries, and laboratories. But this is only the tip of the iceberg! The truth is …

Innovation

How Islamic finance is helping fuel Malaysia’s green growth

Income growth is not the sole aim of economic development. An equally important, albeit harder to quantify objective is a sense of progress for the …

World Politics

“The right data at the right time”: How to effectively communicate research to policy makers

Researchers in development often hope that their research can ultimately influence policy. But getting from research results to policymaker …

World Politics

Ideas Box: the library that promotes literacy and builds disaster resilience—a Q&A

Over the last two weeks, we’ve witnessed three hurricanes in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico as well as a magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, …

World Politics

Chart: What Are the World's Wettest Countries?

Africa has the world’s least developed weather, water, and climate observation network, with half of its surface weather stations not reporting …

World Politics

Towards a cleaner Bangladesh: Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for all

Community-Led Total Sanitation might be the greatest Bangladeshi export you’ve never heard of. In countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, a …

World Politics

Woman Farmer Heads-Up Conservation Agriculture Techniques in Malawi

<b>LILONGWE, September 14, 2017</b> – Across three countries in southern Africa where maize (also known as “corn” in the Americas) is a staple food, a …

Agriculture

South Asian Countries Collaborate Toward Better Nutrition

Since 1990, chronic malnutrition has declined by almost half in South Asia, falling from 61 percent to 36 percent.<p>However, the number of children who …

World Politics

Water flows through development – big ideas from World Water Week

It was inspiring to see so many committed water practitioners at World Water Week in Stockholm the last week of August, coming together to share …

World Politics

Leaving no one behind – achieving disability-inclusive disaster risk management

Natural hazard events can occur in any country, at any time. At present, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal are dealing with the aftermath of some of the …

World Politics

How do you plan relocations to protect people from the effects of natural disasters and climate change?

Governments have a responsibility to protect their people, including from disasters and the effects of climate change. Sometimes that means …

World Politics

Early Childhood Education in Morocco: A Critical Window of Opportunities

<b>Morocco early childhood development prospects</b><p><b>Lack of Early childhood programs perpetuates inequality</b><p>While good quality ECD is important for all …

Education