In Sub-Saharan Africa, if no action is taken, an estimated 40 million people could fall back into poverty by 2030 because of weather and climate shocks.

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Lorenzo Carrera |

© Daniel Silva Yoshisato According to the World Bank Group’s 2018 #ID4D Global Dataset, an estimated one billion people around the globe face challenges in proving who they are. They struggle to…

Vyjayanti T Desai, Anna Diofasi, Jing Lu |

By 2050, two-thirds of all people will live in cities. Each year, 72.8 million more people live in urban areas. That’s the equivalent of a new San Diego appearing every week.   But [[tweetable]]…

Marc Forni |

  Photo: Leigh Vogel / Connect4Climate On Earth Day, April 22, history was written. World leaders from 175 parties (174 countries and the European Union) came together at the United Nations to…

Max Thabiso Edkins |

Also available in: Arabic | Spanish Wamayo’s solar lantern has helped her tailoring business grow. This number cannot be emphasized enough – more than 1 billion people around the world live…

Carolyn Lucey |

Photo: Mricon/Flickr This Earth Day, we have good reason to celebrate. It’s been a year that saw historic commitments along the path of our collective response to climate change and how we will…

Kevin Taylor, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Credit: Arne Hoel From my corner of the World Bank, the development objective of promoting gender equality can seem vague or unrelated to what we do. We can give three cheers for our colleagues…

Christine Shepherd |

Walk into Zahra Youssouf Kayad’s office and you’ll see colorful local artwork on the walls. One picture depicts a woman making straw brooms. “Whenever I go to other parts of the country, I ask to…

Roger Fillion |

In recent years, a spate of articles came out proclaiming the benefits of paternity leave. One article by the New York Times cited a study in Sweden that stated that mother’s future earnings…

Asif Islam, Mohammad Amin, Alena Sakhonchik |

©IFPRI/Milo Mitchell Investment in infrastructure services in emerging economies is key to tackling extreme poverty and enhancing shared prosperity. Achieving gender equality is equally important…

Susanne Foerster, Victoria Rigby Delmon |