Saturday, March 23, 2019

Renewing Europe

Never, since World War II, has Europe been as essential. Yet never has Europe been in so much danger. Brexit stands as the symbol of...

How Foreign Aid Fuels African Media’s Payola Problem

At a recent press conference, a small group of Liberian journalists made a courageous admission: they confessed they were all “on the take.” To...

Reflections on Achieving the Global Education Goals

Throughout my life, I have seen the power of education. I have witnessed how quality education for all can support the creation of dynamic...

Dirty Money and Tainted Philanthropy

In 2017, life expectancy in the United States fell for the third successive year. The decline is occurring because an increase in the death...

Right Investments to Address the Human Capital Crisis

For 75 years, the World Bank has been at the forefront of development, helping countries make smart investments to prepare their citizens for the...

Decision Time for the Future of Corporate Taxation

At first glance, it appears to be a bureaucratic meeting like any other. But the discussions at the OECD in Paris at the end...

Saving Children from having Children

My country is overwhelmed with teen pregnancies. In 2013, the United Nations Population Fund estimated that Guyana had the second-highest rate of adolescent pregnancy...

Unlocking Public Wealth

After World War I ended, Havana emerged as one of the world’s most vibrant cities. During the first half of 1920, rising sugar prices...

Where Have All the Safe Havens Gone?

With equities slumping, exchange-rate volatility increasing, and political risks intensifying, financial markets around the world have hit a rough patch. During times like these,...

AI for Human Development

The excitement surrounding artificial intelligence nowadays reflects not only how AI applications could transform businesses and economies, but also the hope that they can...

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