Ending hunger requires social protection and pro-poor investment, argue the authors.
Significant progress has been made tackling poverty, but there's still work to be done.
For most countries where data is available, the incomes of the poorest 40% are growing faster than the average.
At a meeting in Myanmar, putting the world's poorest people on a path towards prosperity was top of the agenda.
A country having vast economic wealth does not necessarily guarantee a greater quality of life for its citizens, according to data from the latest Social Progress Index.
The drop in aid experienced by countries after they cross a certain income threshold provides an opportunity to analyse its impact on growth.
A basic income may well be fiscally feasible – not to mention socially desirable – in places where the poverty threshold is low.
In developing countries, one third of three and four year olds don’t reach basic milestones in cognitive and/or socioemotional growth.
Adam Grant says there is a price to pay for being too authentic.
Nirj Deva says cash-strapped governments and taxpayers alone cannot foot the bill for development.
Jeffrey D Sachs discusses how global funding could help minimize suffering and improve lives across the world.
Harvard professor Carmen Reinhart asks whether the country has learned from its latest debt crisis.
Michael Spence on the obstacles faced by the former powerhouses of the developing world.
A bottom-up and concerted effort by the LDCs and their trade and development partners will help to create an environment that is better at meeting the goal of graduation.
A scheme launched by the World Bank and UN aims to make countries better prepared for increasing climate risks.