In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –…

David Evans |

The Middle East and North Africa region have some of the best educated, unemployed people in the world. High-skill university graduates currently make up almost 30 percent of the unemployed pool …

Federica Saliola, Davida Connon |

Economic inclusion programs provide a “big push” to help the extreme poor and other vulnerable people move into sustainable livelihoods, and can play an important part in poverty reduction. Photo…

Ines Arevalo, Michelle Kaffenberger, Aude de Montesquiou |

Betty teaches mothers with small children about nutrition, Uganda. Photo: © Stephan Gladieu / World Bank In a large, complex, or urgent situation, the command goes out: “All hands on deck!” Sub-…

Emmanuel Skoufias |

This is the eighth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. High rates of stunting in many developing countries pose important health threats to young children and…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Amidst momentous political and economic reforms, the Ethiopian labor market continues to shift from low-productivity agriculture to services, construction, and tradables. Urbanization is a key…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

© دومينيك شافيز/مرفق التمويل العالمي حتى يومنا هذا، لا تزال النساء أقل حظًا وسعةً من الرجال في كل المجتمعات تقريبًا في أنحاء العالم. فأجورهن لا تزال أقل من أجور الرجال، ونسبتهن أقل في مجالات أنشطة…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

© Dominic Chavez/Global Financing Facility [[tweetable]]Still today, in almost all societies around the world, women are less well-off than men.[[/tweetable]] Women are still paid less than men;…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Aujourd’hui encore, dans presque tous les pays du monde,  les femmes sont moins bien traitées que les hommes : leurs salaires sont plus faibles, elles sont moins présentes dans les entreprises, la…

Kristalina Georgieva |

© Dominic Chavez/Global Financing Facility [[tweetable]]Hasta el día de hoy, en casi todas las sociedades del mundo las mujeres están económicamente desfavorecidas en comparación con los hombres…

Kristalina Georgieva |