Celebrated in its heyday as the world’s fourth-largest lake, the Aral Sea shrunk dramatically after the two major rivers that fed its waters were diverted in the 1960s to irrigate cotton and rice…

Benoît Bosquet |

Whether matching drivers with riders or landlords with lodgers, digital platforms like Uber and AirBnB push the marginal cost of matching supply and demand to an unprecedented low. Large…

Julian Lampietti, Kyle Farrell |

  Занятость и рост доходов всегда был самым важным фактором сокращения бедности и повышения благосостояния, как во всем мире, так и в Центральной Азии. В Таджикистане, к примеру, удалось сократить…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Jobs and wage growth have been the most important driver of poverty reduction globally, and Central Asia. In Tajikistan, for example, it has cut poverty by about two-thirds since 2003. In…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Недавно, на рейсе из Алматы в Душанбе мы разговорились с молодым человеком, сидевшим рядом со мной о сегодняшних трудностях найти хорошую работу. В ходе разговора он сказал с сожалением: «Жаль,…

Lilia Burunciuc |

A young man sitting next to me on a recent flight from Almaty to Dushanbe told me, “I regret that I did not get a better education. I could have had a better job.” He is one of many Central Asian…

Lilia Burunciuc |

También disponible en: English A partir de este mes, unos 9 millones de mujeres (i) podrán conducir vehículos en Arabia Saudita, luego del histórico anuncio efectuado en septiembre del año pasado…

Katrin Schulz, Nato Kurshitashvili |

Cette page en: English | Español À partir du mois de juin, 9 millions de femmes (a) pourront prendre le volant en Arabie saoudite, après l’annonce, en septembre 2017, de la levée de l’interdiction…

Katrin Schulz, Nato Kurshitashvili |

Also available in: Español  | العربية Starting this month, an estimated 9 million women will be able to get behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia after the historic announcement in September last year…

Katrin Schulz, Nato Kurshitashvili |

In April, PovcalNet revised the World Bank’s global and regional poverty estimates from 1981 to 2013. The next major update of global and regional poverty estimates is scheduled for October 2018,…

Christoph Lakner, Joao Pedro Azevedo, Daniel Mahler, Espen Beer Prydz |