A vibrant private sector is a powerful driver of jobs and can underpin sustainable economic growth, fueling innovation and poverty reduction.

Akihiko Nishio |

At the G20 Leaders Summit in Japan, World Bank Group President David Malpass stressed reducing inequality and realizing inclusive growth globally.

David Malpass |

Women’s property rights are essential for women’s empowerment. Equal access to property ownership and inheritance is associated with greater female labor force participation...

Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis |

We face daunting, interconnected challenges, but IDA – and the entire World Bank Group – will help the poorest countries meet those challenges and continue our drive to end extreme poverty.

Akihiko Nishio |

As we work on the next IDA replenishment we have a chance to integrate these lessons across our programs that are focused on countries affected by fragility and conflict.

Kristalina Georgieva |

In Afghanistan, a World Bank program aimed at lifting rural households out of extreme poverty has generated remarkable results.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Over the next decade, close to 600 million people will be looking for jobs, mostly in the world’s poorest countries. The South Asia region alone will need to create more than 13 million jobs…

Akihiko Nishio |

Do you think the world is becoming more equal for women at work? The recently published Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform gives us some insight. While achieving gender equality…

Sarah Iqbal, Rita Ramalho |

[[tweetable]]We are now a year into implementation of IDA18, the three-year funding cycle for IDA, the arm of the World Bank Group that provides financing to the poorest countries.[[/tweetable]]…

Axel van Trotsenburg |