According to a new regional report titled Breaking the Cycle of Roma Exclusion in the Western Balkans, disparities between Roma and neighboring non-Roma individuals persist across the Western…

Andrea Woodhouse, Shruti Majumdar |

Today, the gender gap in education in middle and high-income countries has mostly disappeared. In some countries, girls outstrip boys in schooling outcomes, yet women earn about 16% less money per…

Marco Ranzani, Kathleen Beegle |

Photo: Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo / World Bank The trope of a government office worker, discontent with their work, grumbling about paperwork and administrative tasks, is a cliché. An equally…

Hélène Pfeil |

Në Bankën Botërore, e dimë se përfshirja sociale nuk është vetëm gjëja e duhur, por edhe ekonomikisht gjëja më e mençur për ta bërë. Shoqëritë më përfshirëse kanë më shumë gjasa që ta shfrytëzojnë…

Linda Van Gelder, Dominik Koehler, Nicholas Menzies |

At the World Bank, we know that social inclusion is not only the right thing but also the economically smart thing to do. More inclusive societies are more likely to make the most of their entire…

Linda Van Gelder, Dominik Koehler, Nicholas Menzies |

Мы, во Всемирном банке, осознаем, что социальная интеграция — это не только правильный, но и экономически разумный подход. Чем более инклюзивно общество, тем выше вероятность того, что оно будет…

Linda Van Gelder, Dominik Koehler, Nicholas Menzies |

A massive storm system brought historic flooding across South Eastern Europe in 2014, causing more than $2 billion in damages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and shrinking Serbia’s economy by nearly a…

Daniel Werner Kull, Michael Staudinger |

"عدم اليقين هو اليقين الوحيد في هذه الدنيا." هذه المقولة تنسب لعالم الرياضيات جان آلن بولس لكنها يمكن أيضا أن تجذب انتباه العاملين في حقل التنمية الذين يحاولون أن يجدوا سبيلا للدعم…

فيليب بيترمان, طاهر أكبر |

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is.” This quote is attributed to the mathematician Jean Allen Paulos but could also capture the feeling of development practitioners trying to find ways to…

Philipp Petermann, Tahir Akbar |