A recent study examines regional and urban-rural patterns of undernutrition and overnutrition, dietary diversity, household food security, and the growth dynamics of adolescent girls aged 10 to 19…

Ziauddin Hyder |

This blog focuses on the third chapter of the (recently launched) Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020 focuses on bank capital regulation.

Claudia Ruiz, Miriam Bruhn |

Open defecation is the practice of people defecating outside, such as in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water. Between 2000 and 2017, the world nearly...

Haruna Kashiwase |

It is time for MENA countries to focus on both on demonopolizing their markets and harnessing the collective domestic demand of their economies to achieve export-led growth regionally and…

Rabah Arezki |

WEE-RDP will build on AREDP's work and reach the most vulnerable women as we believe that building a strong Afghanistan requires empowering women and providing them with equal opportunities…

Rahmatullah Quraishi, Yaqub Sulliman |

That’s the prevailing message from the recently released 2019 Global Health Security Index. At least 75% of the 195 countries assessed received low scores on risk-related indicators for events…

Franck Berthe |

Having just returned from the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), I was reminded of the tremendous progress the world has made in improving access to health care,…

Muhammad Ali Pate |

New Zealand’s success story is often told in terms of its lamb, wool, kiwifruit and agricultural exports. But our country’s greatest asset has always been our people who have been equipped to do…

Annette Dixon |

Have you ever wanted to know how much money governments borrow and who exactly owes what? Well you're in luck, because the International Debt Statistics 2020 (IDS2020) has not just the latest…

Wendy Ven-dee Huang |