The Middle East and North Africa region have some of the best educated, unemployed people in the world. High-skill university graduates currently make up almost 30 percent of the unemployed pool ...

Federica Saliola, Davida Connon |

This page in: Français Across European countries, women continue to earn less than men. Looking at data for full-time working women across 30 countries, we find that women would have needed an...

Gabriela Inchauste, Ana Maria Munoz-Boudet, Paola Buitrago Hernandez |

Many insights from behavioral science apply directly towards better understanding and addressing inequalities between men and women, in education and health, ownership of assets, access to more...

Caren Grown, Renos Vakis, Abigail Dalton, Christopher Walsh |

A growing number of students in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are enrolled in private primary or secondary schools. The World Development Report 2018 (on which I was a co-author) highlighted...

David Evans |

The buzz around satellite imagery over the past few years has grown increasingly loud. Google Earth, drones, and microsatellites have grabbed headlines and slashed price tags. Urban planners are...

Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Nancy Lozano Gracia, Ana I. Aguilera |

In the previous blog, we discussed how remote sensing techniques could be used to map and inform policymaking in secondary cities, with a practical application in 10 Central American cities. In...

Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Nancy Lozano Gracia, Ana I. Aguilera |

The story of Krib, the top-performing local government in Tunisia   Tunisia’s transformation in the wake of the Arab Spring has been remarkable, and can be seen through a shift in the role and...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ayat Soliman, Ayah Mahgoub, Sabine Beddies |

The stat is appalling: [[tweetable]]1 in 3 women worldwide have or will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.[[/tweetable]] Although it may take...

Sweta Shrestha, Ram Devineni, Isabel Santagostino, Margarita Puerto, Rocio Calidonio |

On the eve of Earth Hour, taking place this Saturday 23 March, WWF this week announced the City of Vancouver in Canada as its Global Earth Hour City Challenge Capital 2013 at an award ceremony in...

Jim Leape |