Photo: Debbie Hildreth Pisarcik | Flickr Creative Commons Several years ago, after almost two decades at various investment banks, I joined the World Bank’s Financial Solutions team. I had always…

Sebnem Erol Madan |

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the number of megacities is growing rapidly. Today there are 37 cities worldwide with populations of greater than 10 million, and 84 with populations…

Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |

Niñas en la escuela. Pakistán. © Caroline Suzman/Banco Mundial Durante mi infancia en Pakistán, a menudo me preguntaba por qué se esperaba que los niños se convirtieran en médicos o ingenieros…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |

فتيات في مدرسة. باكستان. كارولاين سوزمان/ البنك الدولي. حيث أنني تربيت في باكستان، كثيرا ماكنت أتساءل لماذا كان يُتوقع للأولاد أن يصبحوا أطباء ومهندسين، بينما كان يتم تشجيع الفتيات، وأنا بينهن،…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |

Girls attend school. Pakistan. © Caroline Suzman/World Bank Growing up in Pakistan, I often wondered why boys were expected to become doctors or engineers while girls, including me, were…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |

(Photo: Michael Haws / World Bank) When we talk about the future of work, it is important to include perspectives, ideas and solutions from young people as they are the driving force that can…

Esteve Sala |

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 |

The time is right to act on this issue in Pakistan. If we do not address violence against women and girls, sustainable growth will remain elusive. Almost one in three married Pakistani women…

Uzma Quresh, Tanya D'Lima |

Climate-smart agriculture profiles for Bhutan, Pakistan and Nepal provide an important step forward in creating a sustainable food system in South Asia. Photo: Neil Palmer / CIAT According to a…

Martien van Nieuwkoop |

  Blog in Urdu This blog is certainly not about exploding mangoes but about the exploding Pakistani populace. The recent reactions of surprise on results of the census seems bewildering. Pakistan’…

Inaam Ul Haq |