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 |

A man surrounded by vegetables and greens in an Indian Bazaar. Credit: Anton Jankovoy / Shutterstock.com [[tweetable]]The scale of the undernutrition problem in South Asia is exceptional.[[/…

Miki Terasawa |

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 |

© 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 |

Soybean farmers discuss best practices that can leverage improvement of food and nutrition security in Madhya Pradesh. The state of Madhya Pradesh in India is largely vegetarian with limited…

Parvati Singh |

A toilet in Chunarughat in the Habiganj district in Bangladesh has helped reduce fecal contamination for Amena Begum and her family. Credit: World Bank/M. Monir Amena Begum resides in a village in…

Rokeya Ahmed |

During a recent visit to Barsam village in the Saharsa district of Bihar, I talked with members of a women’s self-help group - one of over 480, 000 such groups formed under Jeevika, a rural…

Ashi Kathuria |

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 |