From farms to towns, women are a major provider of food and food security for their families, but women in half of the world still struggle to access their equal land and property rights in spite…

Nana Ama Yirrah |

In the past decade, the GCC countries have made a number of steps towards improving women’s access to education, health care, and employment, as well as encouraging women to participate in…

Issam Abousleiman |

Maps tell compelling stories. And they certainly make a compelling case for further investment in digital connectivity in Africa, where $100 billion would be needed to achieve universal broadband…

Roku Fukui, Christopher James Arderne, Tim Kelly |

This blog reports some of the findings presented in the Global Financial Development Report 2019 / 2020: Bank Regulation and Supervision a Decade after the Global Financial Crisis.

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt |

Husbands and wives often don't agree about who makes major decisions in the household. In this disagreement is a signal of the contention over power. This contention is not only associated…

Aletheia Amalia Donald, Markus Goldstein |

Pakistani women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics face discrimination and have few role models to look up to. Organizations like Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) and Women in…

Ramla Qureshi, Nameerah Hameed |

Issuances from these World Bank Group institutions have long been popular among investors seeking safe, fixed income investment opportunities, and more recently also for their development purpose…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

When it comes to information on cross-border traders, there is a global deficit of gender-disaggregated data. The World Bank Group is using creative research techniques to fill some of these data…

Heidi Stensland Warren , Aileen Yang |

Fully applying the principles of sustainable forest management to Bhutan’s production forests and modernizing the sector could significantly increase productivity and improve ecological resilience…

Mercy Tembon |