Women’s property rights are essential for women’s empowerment. Equal access to property ownership and inheritance is associated with greater female labor force participation...

Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis |

Do you think the world is becoming more equal for women at work? The recently published Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform gives us some insight. While achieving gender equality…

Sarah Iqbal, Rita Ramalho |

Headquarters of the United Nations Photo: Yutaka Nagata (CC BY 2.0) A snow storm was barreling toward New York City and the roster of attendees at the UN Statistical Committee meeting—myself…

Michael M. Lokshin |

The ICP blog series explores ideas and issues under the International Comparison Program umbrella – including innovations in price and data collection, discussions on purpose and methodology, as…

Edie Purdie |

The national budget is the primary document through which governments present their plans and the resources, including taxes, they intend to collect to fund them. Many countries present both…

Lewis Hawke |

The International Comparison Program (ICP) is pleased to announce its new website. The ICP estimates purchasing power parities, or PPPs, for use as currency converters to compare the size and…

Nada Hamadeh, Mizuki Yamanaka |

The fragile and conflict situations in which the World Bank Group supports development programs are seen as a top and increasingly urgent strategic priority for the institution and donors, and the…

Sharon Felzer |

Where should telecom providers place their towers and what frequencies should they use? How can governments best calculate commodity imports to ensure food security? How can communities better…

Audrey Ariss |

Editor’s note: This is a guest blog from Jeni Tennison, CEO at the Open Data Institute. This article was first published by This is Africa on 17th January 2017​.   Nkechi Okwuone Across Africa,…

David Mariano |