Robots may not be taking all our jobs, but they are changing profoundly the way we work. Take the European Union (EU), where jobs are increasingly about “non-routine cognitive” and “interpersonal…

Christian Bodewig |

Ghana recently held a Family Planning (FP) 2020 stock-taking event as a countdown to the country’s FP 2020 goals and commitment made during the 2012 London summit. The conference, which brought…

Ibironke Folashade Oyatoye |

© دومينيك شافيز/مرفق التمويل العالمي حتى يومنا هذا، لا تزال النساء أقل حظًا وسعةً من الرجال في كل المجتمعات تقريبًا في أنحاء العالم. فأجورهن لا تزال أقل من أجور الرجال، ونسبتهن أقل في مجالات أنشطة…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

Aujourd’hui encore, dans presque tous les pays du monde,  les femmes sont moins bien traitées que les hommes : leurs salaires sont plus faibles, elles sont moins présentes dans les entreprises, la…

Kristalina Georgieva |

© Dominic Chavez/Global Financing Facility [[tweetable]]Hasta el día de hoy, en casi todas las sociedades del mundo las mujeres están económicamente desfavorecidas en comparación con los hombres…

Kristalina Georgieva |

© Dominic Chavez/Global Financing Facility [[tweetable]]Still today, in almost all societies around the world, women are less well-off than men.[[/tweetable]] Women are still paid less than men;…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Globally 2.9 million people died from household air pollution in 2015, caused by cooking over foul, smoky fires from solid fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and agricultural crop…

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana, Bjorn Klavdy Larsen |

 Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Performance budgeting (PB) has a deep and enduring appeal. What government would not want to allocate resources in a way that fosters efficiency, effectiveness,…

Donald Moynihan, Ivor Beazley |

Kazakhstan. Photo: Kubat Sydykov / World Bank How large is the share of public procurement to GDP in middle-income and low-income countries and how it is evolving? If sizable, can public…

Simeon Djankov, Federica Saliola, Asif Islam |

Education is an investment: every year of schooling raises earnings by ten percent. Photo: Maxim Zolotukhin / World Bank Last month, I joined a group of former education ministers and experts for…

Harry A. Patrinos |