Last month, I attended the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, where policymakers from across the world gathered to strategize about ways to achieve a demographic dividend—…

Annette Dixon |

As the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is marked worldwide, [[tweetable]]we present to you stories of 16 inspiring heroes from Nepal[[/tweetable]]. They are crusaders and…

Renu Chhetri |

Since it started a decade ago, JEEVIKA,  a World Bank program that supports Bihar’s rural communities, has mobilized more than nine million women into self-help and producers groups. Joining…

Paramveer Singh, Anjani Kumar Singh, Vinay Kumar Vutukuru, Mio Takada |

Angela, on the far left and dressed in red, is a small-holder farmer and entrepreneur in Brazil. She started a banana business that expanded to packed lunches for truckers, college students, and…

Priti Kumar, Abhishek Gupta |

A little girl in Balochistan, Pakistan, who now receives a quality education thanks to World Bank support. Credit: World Bank  [[tweetable]]Human capital – the potential of individuals – is going…

Hartwig Schafer |

Nepal has a high incidence of gender-based violence and women remain — by large — the main victims. Credit: David Waldorf Last month, I visited Nepal to understand the gravity of gender-based…

Zainiddin Karaev, Renu Chhetri |

Developing gender-inclusive digital jobs programs for youth is the subject of a new report, Digital Jobs for Youth: Young Women in the Digital Economy. Photo Credit: © Visual News Associates /…

Mamadou Biteye, Namita Datta, Danielle Robinson |

Women stitch handicrafts at Everest Fashion Fair Craft in Lalitpur, Nepal. © Peter Kapuscinski/World Bank [[tweetable]]Technology and what it will do to change how we work is the driving obsession…

Kristalina Georgieva |

South Asia is booming. In 2018, GDP growth for the region as a whole is expected to accelerate to 6.9 percent, making it the fastest growing region in the world. However, fast GDP growth has not…

Martin Rama, Ana Revenga |

© Sarah Farhat/World Bank One of the encouraging signs that I pick up whenever I travel is the difference that technology is making to the lives of millions of marginalized people. In most cases…

Kristalina Georgieva |