The King Baudouin Foundation has just announced that it is accepting nominations for its 2014-2015 African Development Prize. The Prize awards innovative initiatives that help local communities…

Kristina Nwazota |

  Tim Richards, Mine Manager of the Amulsar Gold Mine explains the mine lay-out to Chris Sheldon, Sector Manager of Mining at the World Bank. Armenians love beach vacations. The problem is, their…

Ulrich Bartsch |

In September 2013, four elderly sisters in Botswana were finally and definitively allowed to remain in the ancestral home where they had spent most of their lives — the result of their own…

Tazeen Hasan |

Mapping impact on houses in Tacloban In the aftermath of a disaster, lack of information about the affected areas can hamper relief and recovery efforts. Open-source mapping tools provide a much-…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes |

Vous pensez, mesdames, qu’il n’y a aucun problème à quitter son tablier, conduire, voter ou porter un pantalon. Eh bien détrompez-vous. Essayez de taper « les femmes ne devraient pas… » dans la…

Alys Willman |

Mujeres: Si creían que era seguro  salir de la cocina, conducir, votar, o usar pantalones, piensen de nuevo. Prueben buscar en Google “Las mujeres no deberían”, y vean los resultados. Las…

Alys Willman |

أيها النساء: فكرن مرة أخرى في الوقت الذي اعتقدتن أنه من الأمان أن تتركن المطبخ، أو تقدن السيارة، أو تشاركن في التصويت، أو ترتدين البنطلون. حاولن البحث من خلال محرك البحث جوجل عن "لا ينبغي…

Alys Willman |

女性们,当您认为离开厨房、开车、参与投票或身着短裤会平安无事时,您要三思而行。试着在谷歌搜索栏中输入“女性不应”字样,看看这一自动联想功能会给出哪些相关结果。排名靠前的结果包括“被允许投票”、“参加战斗”和“出现在教堂”。我们集体意识中普遍存在的这一根深蒂固的性别歧视促成了联合国倡导女权广告宣传活动。广告图片为女性面部特写图片,其嘴部被此类歧视语遮着。 这些歧视语并非空穴来风。…

Alys Willman |

Women: Just when you thought it was safe to leave the kitchen, drive, vote, or wear pants, think again. Try Googling “Women should not, ” and watch what the autocomplete function brings up. Top…

Alys Willman |

About "Notes From the Field": With this occasional feature, we let World Bank professionals who are conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of the…

Miles McKenna |