Investments in education and human capital have long been recognized as precipitators of future economic growth. Rapid development in Korea in the second half of the 20th century, for instance, has been traced by scholars back to high levels of investments in schooling and training, creating the enabling environment for industrialization and further specialization.
There is no doubt that commitment to education for economic development requires both long-term funding and the multiplying effects of time.
But what causes countries with similar levels of sustained spending to achieve vastly different outcomes? It's a question that burns in the minds and wallets of governments and development efforts around the world.
The World Bank's 2011 Transport Forum was held from March 28th to 31st, 2011. It focused on 50 Years of Innovation in Transport - Achievements and Future Challenges.
Here is what some World Bank Transport Staff think about transport innovations and the World Bank's contribution so far and its future role.
Esta publicación forma parte de una serie de blogs (i) relativo a los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible y los datos de la edición 2016 de los Indicadores del desarrollo mundial . Chris Sall también contribuyó en este blog.
, según la ONU. Gran parte del aumento de la población urbana entre el presente y 2030, y que se traducirá en 1000 millones de habitantes más, se registrará en Asia y África, regiones que atraviesan por transformaciones que cambiarán de manera permanente sus trayectorias económicas, ambientales, sociales y políticas.
El Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 11 procura garantizar que las ciudades y otros asentamientos humanos sean seguros, inclusivos, resilientes y sostenibles, concentrándose en la vivienda y los barrios de tugurios, el transporte, los procesos de planificación participativa, el patrimonio cultural, el manejo de los desechos, la calidad del aire, la gestión del riesgo de desastres y otras cuestiones.
An important new book tells the story of a tradition of governance reform. The book is The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the Structure of Government. The author is Alasdair Roberts, the Jerome L. Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School.
According to Roberts:
"The logic of discipline is a reform philosophy built on the criticism that standard democratic processes for producing policies are myopic, unstable, and skewed towards special interests and not the public good. It attempts to make improvements in governance through changes in law that impose constraints on elected officials and citizens, often by shifting power to technocrat-guardians who are shielded from political influence." (p. 135).
I just returned from São Paulo, perhaps the third biggest metropolitan area in the world with a population of 18 million and an endless vista of apartment towers and commercial buildings in almost any direction from the center. The traffic problems are large and reported in the daily newspapers as the peak number of kilometers of the main road network in congested conditions (equivalent to LOS F). This indicator tends to range between 100 and 200 km for any given day. The resources that
|Accessing information is a right that comes associated with—at least—the homework of reading, studying and understanding such information. (February 2010, World Bank booth at Library Week in Vientiane, WB photo)|
- East Asia and Pacific
- Europe and Central Asia
- Latin America & Caribbean
- Middle East and North Africa
- South Asia
- Information and Communication Technologies
- internet penetration
- social media
- Web 2.0
- ideological segregation online and offline
- Berkman Center for Internet and society
- Cass Sunstein
- David Brooks
- digital media
- Communications architecture