This blog is a part of a series using data from the Women, Business and the Law project. The data explores legal and regulatory challenges faced by women through different stages of their working…

Kavell Joseph |

Cuando nací en Trinidad y Tabago, mi madre se tomó una licencia del trabajo para cuidarme. Solo lo hizo ella porque no había una ley nacional que permitiera a mi padre hacerlo. Mi papá solamente…

Kavell Joseph |

Construction of a sky train in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Seksan Pipattanatikanunt/World Bank In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the…

Adu-Gyamfi Abunyewa |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

Plages immaculées et soleil étincelant : voici les images qui viennent spontanément à l’esprit quand on évoque les Caraïbes. Mais derrière la carte postale bleu azur se cache une pratique…

Kavell Joseph |

Cuando uno piensa acerca del Caribe, se vienen a la mente cielos soleados y playas hermosas. Pero más allá del agua color turquesa se esconde una historia sobre el matrimonio de menores de edad,…

Kavell Joseph |

حين تفكر في البحر الكاريبي، تقفز إلى خاطرك صورة السماء الصحوة والشواطئ الخلابة. غير أن تلك المياه اللازوردية تخفي وراءها تاريخا يتعلق بزواج القاصرات، إنها ممارسة لاتزال مستمرة في مختلف أرجاء…

كافيل جوزيف |

Sunny skies and beautiful beaches come to mind when you think about the Caribbean. But beyond the turquoise water lies a history of underage marriage, a practice that still lingers throughout the…

Kavell Joseph |

Street scene in Delmas, Haiti “Plantain nu eat like rice” — a Caribbean saying roughly translated as “Make do with what is available to you” — applies to the region’s experience with public-…

Luciana Guimaraes Drummond E Silva |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |