In Pictures: Syrian Refugees Living in Jordan and Lebanon Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, over 6.5 million of the country’s people have been internally displaced and almost 4.4 million…

Paolo Verme, Ewen Macleod |

Female board members can dramatically improve the fortunes of public companies — and the Middle East While the Middle East has made strides towards gender equality in recent years, the upper…

Ahmed Ali Attiga |

About the campaign #16Days blog series Grasping the full extent of violence against women is difficult everywhere.   In the Middle East, it can be both difficult and dangerous for women to report…

Paul Prettitore |

More than 700 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. If that number seems daunting, then consider this: 1.1 billion people – more than three times the population of the United…

Korina Lopez |

​In 1964, I came to the United States from South Korea, then an extremely poor developing country that most experts, including those at the World Bank, had written off as having little hope for…

Jim Yong Kim |

By encouraging private investment in infrastructure, we can spur growth in the developing world Later this month the United Nations is expected to finalize its Sustainable Development Goals, a…

Dimitris Tsitsiragos |

Webcast Replay “50% of Arab world citizens are dissatisfied with public services in their area, ” according to a World Bank survey — which prompted not one, but two sessions at the World Bank…

Mehrunisa Qayyum |

It's been a snowy winter—not only here in Washington D.C., but also in places I travel, namely Jerusalem and Amman. The past week, the snowmelt runoff into Rock Creek in D.C. has been a sight…

Tracy Hart |