Community members from Nepal learn how to make paper jewelry crafts from Ibasho-Japan members.  (Photo: Margaret Arnold / World Bank) In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal in April…

Margaret Arnold |

The Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) pilots taught us a great deal about how to make skills training more female-friendly and how to improve the quality of skills training broadly. They also…

Sarah Haddock, Shubha Chakravarty |

As we today mark UN Women’s Day, it is worth considering what the inequality between men and women costs South Asian countries and what can be done about it.  One big cost of inequality is that…

Annette Dixon |

The Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) through its eight pilots taught us a great deal about how to make skills training more female-friendly and support young women's transition to productive…

Sarah Haddock |

There is a lot that development practitioners don’t know about the Pacific Islands. When it comes to the laws of these small island nations scattered throughout the ocean separating Asia and the…

Katrin Schulz, Yasmin Bin-Humam, Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis., Paula Tavares, Isabel Santagostino |

The global jobs crisis has fueled interest globally in how to improve the quality of skills training programs to prepare people for productive employment. The Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) has…

Sarah Haddock |