Also available in: Español  | العربية Starting this month, an estimated 9 million women will be able to get behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia after the historic announcement in September last year…

Katrin Schulz, Nato Kurshitashvili |

Women’s labor force participation worldwide over the last two decades has stagnated, and women generally earn less than men. (Photo: Tom Perry / World Bank) How can we Press For Progress —the…

Namita Datta |

Even if the technologies are available, businesses and individuals often lack the necessary skills to use them. And these skill gaps exist at multiple levels. (Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank) As we…

Luc Christiaensen, Siddhartha Raja |

A significant share of Tajikistan’s workforce works outside the country. Photo: Gennadiy Ratushenko / World Bank My colleague Victoria and I had an opportunity recently to meet with students at…

Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad, Victoria Strokova |

  Enforcing labor laws can impact firms' hiring decisions. Photo: Tomislav Georgiev / World Bank "Writing laws is easy, but governing is difficult, " wrote Leo Tolstoy in War and…

Alvaro Gonzalez, Siddharth Sharma, Hari Subhash |

We recently undertook a Jobs Diagnostic in the Kyrgyz Republic to help the country move away from a migration-led development model. The jobs challenge in the Kyrgyz Republic extends beyond…

Jennifer Keller |

The Philippines is not the typical East Asian miracle story. While the region's share of population living in extreme poverty (on less than US$1.25 a day) has declined by 75 percent since…

Trang Nguyen |

As part of our discussion on creating jobs and expanding social protection in post-conflict and fragile states, we focus in on the Middle East — specifically Yemen. As is the case in sub-Saharan…

Abdullah Al-Dailami |

In 2011, the Philippines launched the Specialista Technopreneurship Program to stimulate economic growth and help provide employment to graduates of Technical Vocational Education and Training (…

Maria Susan Dela Rama |