The experience of Bangladesh is a microcosm of the larger trend in global extreme poverty. Several countries at various levels of development have shown in the last few decades that it is possible...

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

© World Bank Group [[tweetable]]There are about 68.5 million forcibly displaced people in the world today, of which more than 25 million are considered refugees.[[/tweetable]] Almost 85 percent of...

Jim Yong Kim |

Refugees take wood working courses at the Kalobeyei Youth Training Center in Kalobeyei, Kenya. © Dominic Chavez/International Finance Corporation [[tweetable]]Youth are the engine of change....

Bassam Sebti |

Installation shot of Unpacked, a mixed media sculpture by Mohammad Hafez and Ahmed Badr. © Bassam Sebti/World Bank As the World Bank Group strengthens support for refugees, internationally...

Juliana J Biondo |

[[tweetable]]In just under two weeks, about 1, 000 people will gather in Washington D.C. for the 2018 Fragility Forum[[/tweetable]]. Policy makers from developed and developing countries,...

Franck Bousquet |

Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the...

Tariq Khokhar, Donna Barne |

Rubi’s Story: Exulted, Rubi ran home. As fast as her fifteen-year-old legs could carry her, she ran, exam in hand, excited to share the results with her family. The results, she believed, would...

Lucia Hanmer |

The world's greatest risks can't be confined within borders. This is clearly the case with the ongoing refugee crisis, which is unprecedented in scale and affecting people and places far...

Jim Yong Kim |

Jordan’s Queen Rania and other high-ranking officials said Friday that the world needs a new approach to deal with historically high numbers of forcibly displaced people. “This is a global crisis...

Donna Barne |

There is a horrible old saying in some Arab countries: Women belong to their homes and husbands only. They shouldn’t be educated, work, or have an opinion. This belief, unfortunately, still...

Bassam Sebti |