The TFSCB Administrative Unit at the Development Economic Data Group (DECDG) launched a new blog series “TFSCB: Statistics for a Better World” earlier this year to share the impacts of the World...

Sun Hwa Song, Masako Hiraga |

The East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region is often characterized as a global success story in terms of the amount and pace of poverty reduction over the last few decades.

Judy Yang |

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicator 16.6.1 reports actual primary government expenditures as a share of the originally approved annual budget.

Silvia Kirova, Urška Zrinski, Jens Kromann Kristensen |

The world has made tremendous progress in education over the past 15 years—the number of children and adolescents out of school has been cut almost in half, and 90% of students who are primary-...

Girindre Beeharry |

According to the latest available purchasing power parity (PPP) data, China’s gross domestic product (GDP) in PPP terms overtook the USA’s in 2013, and now accounts for nearly 19% of the global...

Edie Purdie |

Learning to read is a milestone in every child’s life. Those of us who are parents, teachers, and older siblings, can fondly remember the first time your daughter, student or brother was able to...

Jaime Saavedra |

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 |

Shakiba Delawari is a senior student at Kabul University’s clinical psychology and counseling department. As a female university student, she is in minority as most girls in Afghanistan marry...

Harsha Aturupane |

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 |