At the G20 Leaders Summit in Japan, World Bank Group President David Malpass stressed reducing inequality and realizing inclusive growth globally.

David Malpass |

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 |

We face daunting, interconnected challenges, but IDA – and the entire World Bank Group – will help the poorest countries meet those challenges and continue our drive to end extreme poverty.

Akihiko Nishio |

Better data, based on guidance from the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics,  will help improve our support for the displaced and their host communities. Credit: Chisako Fukuda/World Bank…

Emi Suzuki, Caroline Mary Verney Sergeant |

Paris Peace Forum. © Ibrahim Ajaja/World Bank [[tweetable]]This week marks 100 years since the end of World War I. One hundred years since an armistice encouraged battling sides to lay down their…

Franck Bousquet |

2017 damage and loss assessment following landslides and floods in Sierra Leone. (Photo: World Bank) Post-disaster assessments changed my life by starting my career in disaster risk management.…

Joe Leitmann |

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 |

Last week we had World Food Day on October 16 and World Poverty Day on October 17.  The good news from World Poverty Day is that there is global progress on reducing extreme poverty.  Based on the…

Martien van Nieuwkoop |

The IMF/World Bank Group Annual Meetings is an event you won't want to miss. Join us for a week of seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global…

Bassam Sebti |

This page in: Français |  العربية Two years ago, we published a blog estimating the global average of the duration of exile for refugees, based on data from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Our…

Xavier Devictor, Quy-Toan Do |