In Africa, young women are over 1.5 times less likely than young men to be formally employed or undergoing education or training

Indhira Santos, Eliana Rubiano-Matulevich |

In many economies in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as some countries in South Asia, birth registration in rural areas is very low.

Florina Pirlea |

Bangladesh has made much progress in improving girls’ education. However, despite better enrolment rates, educations outcomes for girls remain inadequate as low and unequal levels of learning…

Shobhana Sosale, TM Asaduzzaman, Deepika Ramachandran |

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 |

Photo: Jake Fagan/ World Bank. Today, I’m participating in the “Leaving No One Behind” conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and reflecting on what it takes to do just that – to…

Maninder Gill |

© 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 is part of a series of blogs focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and data from the 2016 Edition of World Development Indicators. var embedDeltas={"100":824, "200…

Umar Serajuddin, Nobuo Yoshida |