A new study finds that child marriage could cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030, with the largest economic cost coming from its impact on fertility and population growth.…

Quentin Wodon, Suzanne Petroni |

Photo: Sarah Farhat/World Bank Group What exactly do we mean by green growth? For us, it’s not just about riding bikes and planting trees. The Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) defines green…

Eun Joo Allison Yi |

نحتفل باليوم العالمي للمرأة وقد أصبحت النساء والفتيات أفضل حالا عما كنّ عليه قبل بضعة عقود. فقد أصبحت أعداد الصبية والبنات الذين يذهبون للمدرسة كل صباح متساوية في كثير من البلدان. وتعيش النساء في…

الدكتور جيم يونغ كيم |

As we mark International Women’s Day, women and girls are better off than just a few decades ago. Boys and girls are going to school in equal numbers in many countries. Women are living longer,…

Jim Yong Kim |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |

With oil in Niger and Uganda, natural gas in Mozambique and Tanzania, iron ore in Guinea and Sierra Leone―African countries are increasingly finding rich new deposits of oil, gas, or minerals and…

Makhtar Diop |

Pétrole au Niger et en Ouganda, gaz naturel au Mozambique et en Tanzanie, minerai de fer en Guinée et Sierra Leone : les découvertes d’abondants gisements miniers et d’hydrocarbures se multiplient…

Makhtar Diop |

También disponible en español Independentemente do estágio de desenvolvimento em que um país se encontra, seus governos fazem e coletam pagamentos tanto de indivíduos quanto de empresas. Recursos…

Massimo Cirasino |

Also available in English, Spanish, Portuguese  Au cours des vingt dernières années, cette région a considérablement accru le niveau des échanges sur l’épidémie et le degré de sensibilisation. Les…

Keith Hansen, Carmen Carpio |