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 |

Gender parity in educational attainment may mask other important inequalities. (Photo: Vuong Hai Hoang / World Bank) In many ways, girls’ education is a success story in global development.…

Stephanie Psaki, Katharine McCarthy, Barbara Mensch |

Photo: UNMISS/Flickr Humanitarian and development efforts serve two distinct and complementary objectives. Humanitarian work focuses on responding to emergency situations in the immediate…

Priya Chopra |

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 |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English 14% فقط من النساء يشاركن في سوق العمل، وفرص العمل أمامهن شحيحة. (تصوير: محمد عيسى / مؤسسة التمويل الدولية) العديد من البلدان تكافح من أجل خلق وظائف أكثر…

Michelle Davis |

Also available in Arabic.  In Jordan, only 14% of women are in the labor market, and job opportunities for them are scarce. (Photo: Mohamed Essa / IFC) Many countries struggle with creating more…

Michelle Davis |

Robert Osudi is an economist at the Public Debt Management Office of the National Treasury of Kenya. In addition to working on debt policy, strategy, and risk management, his work in Kenya’s debt…

Robert Osudi |

Global positioning systems (GPS), real time traffic maps, accurate weather forecasts, Uber, self-driving cars… [[tweetable]]Geospatial data is on full display 24/7 throughout the world these days…

Anna Wellenstein, Wael Zakout |

Those of you who have visited Dubai in recent years may relate to what I am going to say: Dubai is in the middle of the desert, and its land, not that long ago, was really worth nothing. Now it is…

Wael Zakout |

أولئك الذين زاروا دبي في السنوات الأخيرة قد يهمهم ما سأقوله: تقع دبي وسط الصحراء وكانت أراضيها قبل وقت غير بعيد لا تساوي شيئا. الآن، أصبحت واحدة من أكثر مدن العالم حيوية. حدث كل هذا في فترة قصيرة…

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