Today, the gender gap in education in middle and high-income countries has mostly disappeared. In some countries, girls outstrip boys in schooling outcomes, yet women earn about 16% less money per…

Marco Ranzani, Kathleen Beegle |

Let’s start with a little quiz. Grab a piece of paper and pencil.   What’s the share of legal immigrants in the US population? (or you can choose the Germany, UK, Italy, Sweden or France).  A…

Markus Goldstein |

For the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to be the World Bank’s resident economist for Mauritius and Seychelles. With this now coming to an end, here are some especially striking…

Alex Sienaert |

L'idée qui nous a amenés à organiser le concours photo #SustainableCities ou « Villes durables » était très simple : il s’agissait de savoir ce que ce concept évoquait chez les habitants du…

Xueman Wang, Dini Djalal |

I just came back from a trip to Russia. Back in 2006 and 2007, I had traveled to Russia frequently as the lead for the Cadastre Development Project. This time - as a Global Lead for Land and…

Wael Zakout |

Я только что вернулся из проездки по России. В 2006 и 2007 годах мне часто приходилось бывать в России в качестве руководителя проекта «Развитие государственного кадастрового учета объектов…

Wael Zakout |

Reform of the residential and utilities sector in Ukraine is now imminent, as much as the modernization of law enforcement or reform of the public health care system. In fact, Ukrainians deal with…

Grzegorz Gajda |

Also available in Français | Español | 中文 In January, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim urged the audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos to look closely at a young, promising form of…

Heike Reichelt, Alexandra Klöpfer |

Open Government is increasingly perceived as a new paradigm for ICT-enabled government transformation offering a number of instruments for improved governance, transparency and innovation.…

ICT Team |

disponible en : English | Español | عربي À la question « quel impact la crise économique mondiale de 2008 a-t-elle eu sur les 215 millions de travailleurs migrants ? », la réponse est : ils ont…

Dilip Ratha |