We face daunting, interconnected challenges, but IDA – and the entire World Bank Group – will help the poorest countries meet those challenges and continue our drive to end extreme poverty.

Akihiko Nishio |

The implementation of SDGs can be in jeopardy if disaster risk finance is not considered.

Alfonso Garcia Mora |

In the past five years alone, public debt in the poorest countries has increased from 36% of GDP to 51% of GDP.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Young women work at sewing clothes in Boké, Guinea. © Vincent Tremeau /World Bank [[tweetable]]Despite numerous reforms, women continue to face discriminatory laws and regulations in many places…

Sarah Iqbal, Rita Ramalho |

© World Bank Last week, we launched the Women, Business, and the Law report, which found that despite the considerable progress that many countries have made in improving women’s legal rights over…

Annette Dixon |

Da Nang, Vietnam. © Pixabay [[tweetable]]Vietnam continues to boom. It is one of the most dynamic emerging markets in East Asia[[/tweetable]], marked, over the past thirty years, by a remarkable…

Makhtar Diop |

Marie Hortense Raharimalala visiting a bank agent in Antananarivo, Madagascar. A biometric fingerprint is used for identification. © Nyani Quarmyne/International Finance Corporation I opened my…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Woman abused in her home holding her hand up. Stop sexual harassment against women, violence and abuse in family relations. © Fure/Shutterstock.com The #MeToo movement is transforming the way we…

Paula Tavares, Quentin Wodon |

As we mark International Women’s Day 2018, there has never been a more critical time to invest in people, especially in women and girls.  Skills, knowledge, and know-how – collectively called…

Jim Yong Kim |

© Stephen Akester/World Bank I first met Solomon in the early 1980s on Sierra Leone’s Plantain Island, when he volunteered his canoe for a trial program modernizing sails to reduce dependence on…

Stephen Akester |