About this series More blog posts The social inclusion of disadvantaged groups is necessary for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity, said government representatives, experts, and civil…

Lauri Sivonen |

We're thrilled to share the news about our brand new Online Quarterly Bulletin, which features debt statistics news, trends, and events. Laid out in the format of an e-newsletter, this…

Parul Agarwal |

  Though maternity leave is standard in almost all economies, it varies in duration from a few weeks to a few years. Most maternity leave is paid, though economies vary on whether it is paid by…

Tariq Khokhar |

.node .content img { border: 0px !important; } This is the third in a series of posts on data related the Millennium Development Goals based on the 2015 Edition of World Development Indicators.…

Masako Hiraga |

What word has four letters, one syllable, no weight but can still be crushing? If you guessed debt, you are correct. The World Bank has had a Debt Reporting System (DRS) since 1951, and it's…

Jung Weil |

What does open data and development mean for Afghanistan? Last November, the first open data mission revealed Afghans’ interest and commitment to foster knowledge sharing, collaboration and…

Gazbiah Rahaman |

The volume of public domestic debt issued in developing countries has grown substantially in recent years, but consistent data on the domestic debt of developing countries have not been generally…

Shaida Badiee |