In 107 of 114 economies, there are fewer female than male STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) graduates.

Divyanshi Wadhwa |

We’re pleased to announce support for 12 projects which seek to improve the way development data are produced, managed, and used. They bring together diverse teams of collaborators from around the…

World Bank Data Team |

In The Godfather II, Vito Corleone chooses his younger son, Michael, instead of his older son, Fredo, as his successor. This decision is based on Michael's intelligence and ability. Fredo,…

Shwetlena Sabarwal, Malek Abu-Jawdeh |

For the poor and vulnerable of the world, jobs are key to ending poverty and driving development. But not all jobs are equally transformational.  Photo: Jonathan Ernst / World Bank Jobs are what…

Alvaro Gonzalez |

When I was a high school student in Belgium, our history textbook included a reproduction of a painting entitled “The Drunkard” by Eugène Laermans. The painting was included in the section…

Damien de Walque |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |

In my first mission as senior director, I am participating in an event in London this week hosted by the Governance Partnership Facility (GPF). This multi donor trust fund includes the World Bank…

Mario Marcel |