24-hour global ‘Econothon’ highlights the World Bank Group’s knowledge and priorities.

Jasmin Buttar |

The conflict in Yemen is entering its fifth year. The humanitarian and economic costs are devastating, and the country’s ailing infrastructure is collapsing. Public electricity is almost…

Ghassan Khaled Ismail Al-Akwaa |

Shared prosperity is one of the World Bank Group’s Twin Goals, introduced in 2013. Progress toward this goal is monitored through an indicator that measures the annualized growth rate in average…

Judy Yang, Maria Ana Lugo |

“We had lost hope, ” said Muneera’s father. “As her health deteriorated and her body weakened, we worried that she could not last much longer.” Six months short of her fourth birthday, Muneera was…

Malak Shaher, Shawki Alabasi |

Last week, I attended a conference at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. It was BAD, and it was primarily about gender. (By BAD, I of course mean it was about “…

Varun Gauri |

Girls School in Sanaa. © UNICEF Yemen [[tweetable]]Creating sustainable peace and development solutions for countries affected by conflict, crisis and violence is a global responsibility for the…

Franck Bousquet, Oscar Fernández-Taranco |

In 2015, Djibouti was considered one of the five data deprived countries in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. The last household expenditure survey had been done in 2013, and no…

Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Vibhuti Mendiratta |

In October 2017, I departed on vacation from Amman to Yemen. When I arrived in Aden, my hometown, Aden received me with its sunny and hot weather that melted the icy coating around my intense…

Faiza Hesham |

© You Ji/World Bank Yunus owns a fabric store in Blantyre, Malawi. The store was founded by his grandfather, who immigrated to Malawi in 1927, and has now been in his family for three generations…

Venkat Gopalakrishnan, Maura K. Leary |

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Tariq Khokhar |