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 |

In The Godfather II, Vito Corleone chooses his younger son, Michael, instead of his older son, Fredo, as his successor. This decision is based on Michael's intelligence and ability. Fredo,...

Shwetlena Sabarwal, Malek Abu-Jawdeh |

Also available in: Français Recently, Canada’s newly elected Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, appointed a cabinet that is 50% female. Explaining the choice, Trudeau stated that it was important “to...

Florence Kondylis, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak |

The following post is a part of a series that discusses 'managing risk for development, ' the theme of the World Bank’s upcoming World Development Report 2014. Despite more than 19...

Matt Hobson |