The number of refugees globally rose to 25.9 million in 2018, up from 25.4 million in 2017, and setting a new record, according to newly released UNHCR report and World Bank estimates.

Emi Suzuki |

As we work on the next IDA replenishment we have a chance to integrate these lessons across our programs that are focused on countries affected by fragility and conflict.

Kristalina Georgieva |

In Afghanistan, a World Bank program aimed at lifting rural households out of extreme poverty has generated remarkable results.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Syrian refugees in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, located 10 km east of Mafraq, Jordan on March 27, 2016. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank As millions of refugees from the Syrian and other…

Paolo Verme, Kirsten Schuettler |

The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of international statistics on global development. Drawing from officially recognized sources and including national…

World Bank Data Team |

This Bangladeshi woman was born in poverty. With the right kind of education, life in poverty quickly became a story from the past for her. Credit: World Bank "I have a four-year-old son back…

Hartwig Schafer |

Afghanistan: Learning from a decade of progress and loss [[tweetable]]In Afghanistan, the past decade saw remarkable progress, as well as reversals and lost opportunities[[/tweetable]]. The…

Shubham Chaudhuri |