It is undeniable that progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty over the last quarter century—from 36 percent of the world population in 1990 to an estimated 8.6 percent in 2018—and that...

Philippe H. Le Houérou, Antoinette Sayeh |

Financing UHC efficiently and equitably is important to ensure inclusive growth—especially since the health sector accounts for 11 percent of global GDP.

Kristalina Georgieva |

© Dominic Chavez/Global Financing Facility [[tweetable]]Still today, in almost all societies around the world, women are less well-off than men.[[/tweetable]] Women are still paid less than men;...

Kristalina Georgieva |

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 |

Women stitch handicrafts at Everest Fashion Fair Craft in Lalitpur, Nepal. © Peter Kapuscinski/World Bank [[tweetable]]Technology and what it will do to change how we work is the driving obsession...

Kristalina Georgieva |

How many school children can be endangered by the schools themselves? The answer was over 600, 000 in metropolitan Lima alone.   In the region, fraught with frequent seismic activity, nearly two-...

Joe Leitmann |

There has been a doubling in the number of developing countries that provide social safety programs to their citizens. What is causing this shift? Photo: Mohammad Al-Arief/World Bank Social safety...

Michal Rutkowski |

Globally 2.9 million people died from household air pollution in 2015, caused by cooking over foul, smoky fires from solid fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and agricultural crop...

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana, Bjorn Klavdy Larsen |

By the early 2000s, Peru faced serious environmental problems. Air pollution in urban areas was so severe that it caused thousands of premature deaths every year. In fact, air quality in Lima was...

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana |

Community members from Nepal learn how to make paper jewelry crafts from Ibasho-Japan members.  (Photo: Margaret Arnold / World Bank) In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal in April...

Margaret Arnold |