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 |

Houses under construction. © John Hogg/World Bank [[tweetable]]Affordable housing is a major challenge across West Africa, where fewer than 7 percent of households can afford to buy their own home…

Martin Spicer |

On Wednesday, November 14, we joined more than 170 volunteers at the World Bank’s Washington, D.C. headquarters to draw little red boxes on a map of Alajo—a small town in the coastal metropolis of…

Lorenzo Piccio, David Charles Tucker |

More than 1, 000 years. That’s how long recent estimates suggest it would take in some developing countries to legally register all land – due to the limited number of land surveyors in country…

Linus Pott |

مدرسة البنات في صنعاء. © اليونيسف اليمن إقامة سلام دائم ووضع حلول إنمائية مستدامة للبلدان المتأثرة بالصراع والأزمات والعنف هو مسؤولية عالمية على المجتمع الدولي. خلال اجتماعات الجمعية العامة للأمم…

فرانك بوسكيه, Oscar Fernández-Taranco |

Girls School in Sanaa. © UNICEF Yemen [[tweetable]]Creating sustainable peace and development solutions for countries affected by conflict, crisis and violence is a global responsibility for the…

Franck Bousquet, Oscar Fernández-Taranco |

Let’s start with a little quiz. Grab a piece of paper and pencil.   What’s the share of legal immigrants in the US population? (or you can choose the Germany, UK, Italy, Sweden or France).  A…

Markus Goldstein |

Cities are where most people live and most economic activity takes place.

Ellen Hamilton, Philip E. Karp, Karima Ben Bih |

For the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to be the World Bank’s resident economist for Mauritius and Seychelles. With this now coming to an end, here are some especially striking…

Alex Sienaert |

أصبحت الأزمة تمثل وضعا طبيعيا جديدا في العالم اليوم. فعلى مدى السنوات الثلاثين الماضية، فقد العالم أكثر من 2.5 مليون شخص وحوالي 4 تريليونات دولار في كوارث طبيعية. وفي عام 2017 وحده، أدت الأحداث…

Michal Rutkowski |