As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the number of megacities is growing rapidly. Today there are 37 cities worldwide with populations of greater than 10 million, and 84 with populations…

Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |

This year’s global poverty update from the World Bank is a minor one. Until reference year 2008, the World Bank published new poverty estimates every three years, and between 2010 and 2013 we…

Francisco Ferreira, Christoph Lakner, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

The stat is appalling: [[tweetable]]1 in 3 women worldwide have or will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.[[/tweetable]] Although it may take…

Sweta Shrestha, Ram Devineni, Isabel Santagostino, Margarita Puerto Gómez, Rocio Calidonio |

Income inequality has been a hotly debated topic in Egypt since the 2011 revolution. However, researchers remain divided over the “true” level of inequality in this country. A blog posted on Vox…

Paolo Verme, Vladimir Hlasny |

También disponible en: Inglés Dos tercios de los pobres de Egipto —alrededor de 12 millones de personas— viven en el Alto Egipto, donde el nivel de desarrollo económico está notoriamente rezagado…

Axel Baeumler, Nabila Assaf, Sherif Hamdy |

Les conflits et les incertitudes liés à l’économie s’accroissent au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (MENA). Si les causes des conflits sont multiples, leur impact négatif sur le bien-être des…

Aziz Atamanov, Nandini Krishnan |

شهدت منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا  موجة من الصراعات و وعدم استقرار الأوضاع الاقتصادية، وفي الوقت الذي تتباين فيه أسباب الصراع، فإن الأثر السلبي الذي يتركه على أحوال الناس كبير.  واليوم، تعتبر…

Aziz Atamanov, Nandini Krishnan |

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has witnessed a surge of conflict and economic uncertainty and, while the causes of conflict vary, there is no ambiguity about the negative impact it has on…

Aziz Atamanov, Nandini Krishnan |

Two-thirds of Egypt’s poor—about 12 million people—live in Upper Egypt, where the level of economic development lags significantly behind other regions in the country. But finding solutions to…

Axel Baeumler, Nabila Assaf, Sherif Hamdy |

La Haute-Égypte accuse un net retard de développement économique par rapport aux autres régions du pays et elle concentre deux tiers des populations défavorisées d’Égypte, soit plus de 12 millions…

Axel Baeumler, Nabila Assaf, Sherif Hamdy |