Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the…

Tariq Khokhar, Donna Barne |

Photo Credit: United Nations Development of infrastructure services is often a central feature for rebuilding fragile and conflict affected states (FCSs). One of the reasons is that infrastructure…

Mark Jamison |

We are at the cusp of entering an era of increased mobility.  Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Stories and anecdotes of how migrants contribute to our economies are everywhere. A recently…

Manjula Luthria |

With IDA18, new approaches to operations, new financial instruments, as well as new analytics and tools will help ensure we deliver on the jobs agenda. Photo: © John Hogg/World Bank On December…

Thomas Farole |

Some countries are blessed with natural resources, others are cursed. It’s been said that all the blessed ones are alike, they put the resources to good use, improving the people’s welfare in a…

Tito Cordella, Harun Onder |

Rubi’s Story: Exulted, Rubi ran home. As fast as her fifteen-year-old legs could carry her, she ran, exam in hand, excited to share the results with her family. The results, she believed, would…

Lucia Hanmer |

In February of this year the Syrian Center for Policy Research issued a report stating that 470, 000 Syrians had been killed in the war and 1.9 million wounded. That was 10 months ago and with the…

Omer Karasapan |

Throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, we celebrate the strides made since the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. Despite significant advances…

WAHA International Gender-Based Violence Program |

It has taken almost three years for Adnan to get back to school. After fleeing Syria, and an uncertain stay in Turkey, then another in Austria, he and his mother finally found asylum in Berlin in…

Simon Thacker |

Child marriage has emerged as a negative coping strategy among Syrian families who have been forcibly displaced to Lebanon as a result of Syria’s ongoing conflict. Child marriage has profound…

Susan Bartels, Saja Michael |