There are about 1.1 billion girls and some of them, like Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai, are leading the charge on important issues like climate change and education. Seeing these girls...

Daniel Halim, Malarvizhi Veerappan, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

More than 90% of the world’s population was exposed to unhealthy air in 2017. That same year, air pollution was the 5th highest mortality risk factor globally.

Florina Pirlea, Wendy Ven-dee Huang |

On February 20, 2015, World Bank missions to Yemen were suspended due to increased security concerns. One particularly eye-opening graphic gives a rough glance at what Yemen would look like if it...

Moad Alrubaidi, Charles Fox |

The World Bank’s new Terrestrial Biodiversity Database provides global coverage of locally relevant information that facilitates assessments of tradeoffs between development activities and...

Susmita Dasgupta, Brian Blankespoor, Tim Herzog, Aieshwarya Davis |

Individual-level employment data are crucial to monitoring labor markets and SDGs, capturing socioeconomic conditions and informing labor market policies, and are key priorities in recent global...

Valentina Costa, Sam Desiere |

While this summer was not the first time Tunisians faced significant water shortages, it was the first time it happened in a year of abundant rainfall.

Antonius Verheijen, Carolina Dominguez Torres |

In East Asia and Pacific, there have been drastic changes in the distribution of the population across different poverty lines between 1990 and 2015. As shown above, East Asia and Pacific has been...

R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Tony Fujs, Christoph Lakner, Espen Beer Prydz |

External debt stock of low- and middle-income countries rose 5.2% in 2018 to $7.8 trillion, a slower pace of accumulation than in 2017, according to the World Bank’s Internal Debt Statistics 2020...

Evis Rucaj |

The World Bank recently released the latest version of International Debt Statistics (IDS). If you were connected to the IDS database through the World Bank Data API, you would already know that...

Parul Agarwal |

The World Bank’s global poverty measures published through the PovcalNet website can now be accessed directly from within R and Stata.

R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Tony Fujs, Christoph Lakner, Espen Beer Prydz |