East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

New Zealand has a long history of supporting its close neighbors in the Pacific, both in times of disaster and emergencies, and to help improve the lives of many thousands across the region. On…

Kara Mouyis |

Photo: Tom Perry/World Bank For many, the connection seems strange at first. What do gas and mining have to do with women’s economic and social empowerment, let alone gender-based violence? The…

Katherine C. Heller |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |

El viaje en barco desde Port Elizabeth a Kingstown, en el país caribeño de San Vicente y las Granadinas, es un trayecto de una hora que los lugareños hacen varias veces al día. Durante uno de…

Valerie Lorena |

从孩提起,Gircilene Gilca de Castro就梦想拥有一家自己的企业,并为创办该企业付出了艰苦努力。此后,她在巴西创办了一家食品服务公司。起初,该公司只有两名雇员和一名顾客。此时,她认识到,自己需要更多地了解如何推动企业成长。为此,她找到了合适的教育和培训指导机会,也掌握了新的企业管理方法。

Jin-Yong Cai, Elizabeth L. Littlefield, Dina Powell |

تحلم "جيرسيلان جيلكا دي كاسترو" منذ طفولتها بامتلاك شركة خاصة بها، إلا أن تحويل حلمها إلى واقع ملموس كان بمثابة رحلة كفاح. فلم تكن شركتها الناشئة المتخصصة في مجال خدمات الطعام في…

Jin-Yong Cai, Elizabeth L. Littlefield, Dina Powell |

​Since childhood,  Gircilene Gilca de Castro dreamed of owning her own business, but struggled to get it off the ground. Her fledgling food service company in Brazil had only two employees and one…

Jin-Yong Cai, Elizabeth L. Littlefield, Dina Powell |

​​Junaid Ahmad,  World Bank Group Senior Director for Water, and Caren Grown, World Bank Group Senior Director for Gender,  wrote a blog for Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of World Toilet Day. …

Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Caren Grown |

Those unfamiliar with the fast growing emerging economies of East Asia are likely to think that governments in these countries let market forces and capitalism roam free, red in tooth and claw.…

Truman Packard |