This blog is based on new child and maternal mortality estimates released jointly today by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) and United Nations…

Emi Suzuki, Haruna Kashiwase |

In many economies in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as some countries in South Asia, birth registration in rural areas is very low.

Florina Pirlea |

Measles is a highly contagious disease. It’s also mostly preventable thanks to vaccines and widespread immunization. In 2000, measles was declared eliminated in the United States. Since then, it…

Donna Barne, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

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 |

The World Bank Group’s Doing Business project collects objective data on 11 areas of business regulations and their enforcement across the largest business cities of 190 economies. To provide wide…

World Bank Data Team, World Bank Doing Business Team |