During the days coming up to, and after October 17, when many stories, numbers, and calls for action will mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we want to invite you to think…

Caren Grown, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

Members of Wayuu community in the colombian region of Guajira. Jessica Belmont/WorldBank The other day I asked my five-year-old daughter if she knew what being poor was. She hesitated at first but…

Oscar Calvo-González |

© Daniel Silva Yoshisato According to the World Bank Group’s 2018 #ID4D Global Dataset, an estimated one billion people around the globe face challenges in proving who they are. They struggle to…

Vyjayanti T Desai, Anna Diofasi, Jing Lu |

 This blog is part of a series produced to commemorate End Poverty Day (October 17), focusing on China – which has contributed more than any other country to global poverty reduction – and its…

Gladys H. Morales |

Credit: Arne Hoel From my corner of the World Bank, the development objective of promoting gender equality can seem vague or unrelated to what we do. We can give three cheers for our colleagues…

Christine Shepherd |

In recent years, a spate of articles came out proclaiming the benefits of paternity leave. One article by the New York Times cited a study in Sweden that stated that mother’s future earnings…

Asif Islam, Mohammad Amin, Alena Sakhonchik |

Walk into Zahra Youssouf Kayad’s office and you’ll see colorful local artwork on the walls. One picture depicts a woman making straw brooms. “Whenever I go to other parts of the country, I ask to…

Roger Fillion |

©IFPRI/Milo Mitchell Investment in infrastructure services in emerging economies is key to tackling extreme poverty and enhancing shared prosperity. Achieving gender equality is equally important…

Susanne Foerster, Victoria Rigby Delmon |

Also available in: Español “As a young woman, I feel powerless and exposed when a man harasses me in the bus.  One feels more vulnerable because people don’t react to the situation. No one helps……

Karla Dominguez Gonzalez, Bianca Bianchi Alves |

Jordan is at the bottom of the list when it comes to women’s economic participation, ranking 139 out of 142 countries. Gender activists say Jordan’s legislation, unfriendly work practices, and…

Nadine Nimri |