From this visit to Huimin, it is clear that e-commerce has brought new opportunities to China’s countryside. It has catalyzed local entrepreneurship, brought some migrants back home, reuniting…

Martin Raiser, Xubei Luo |

East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Technology serves as a key driver of change and opens new avenues to address the world’s most complex challenges. It is changing the nature of work and challenging traditional production patterns…

Mirai Maruo, David Young |

Photo: © World Bank Yesterday morning I participated in the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” event at the opening of the Mongolian Stock Exchange. A global event sponsored by the IFC and other…

Jim Anderson, Helle Buchhave, Achim Schmillen |

Photo: UNMISS/Flickr Humanitarian and development efforts serve two distinct and complementary objectives. Humanitarian work focuses on responding to emergency situations in the immediate…

Priya Chopra |

A Thai woman in a consultation meeting in Trung Son Hydropower Project. Photo: Mai Bo / World Bank Last August, I visited Quang Ngai, a central coastal province in Vietnam, to collect data for a…

Nghi Quy Nguyen |

Also available in: Français | العربية| Español Photo: Daniel Silva Yoshisato An estimated 1.1 billion people worldwide cannot officially prove their identity, according to the 2017 update of the…

Vyjayanti T Desai, Matthias Witt, Kamya Chandra, Jonathan Marskell |

“Women hold up half of the sky, ” Chairman Mao said. So when it comes to development, it is important to listen to women – who generally make up half of our beneficiaries – and understand their…

Aimin Hao |

Transport infrastructure planning and design take into consideration men and women’s differences in travel needs, patterns, and behaviors to promote gender equality. But do these differences also…

Yi Yang |