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 |

Can innovation be more than just a gimmick? © DFID [[tweetable]]Challenges in development are growing at unprecedented rates, driven by complex human crises[[/tweetable]]: refugees, rapid and...

Alanna Simpson |

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 |

What kind of leader can bring people together for the common good, even amid clashing opinions or real conflict? That question was at the heart of the 2017 Global Leadership Forum March 6 on the...

Donna Barne |

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 |

Beneficiaries from a safety net program in Madagascar, most of them women, receive regular cash grants and training on nutrition, early childhood development and leadership skills. Photo by:...

Michal Rutkowski |

Photo: Scott Wallace / World Bank As many as one billion children under the age of 18 experience some form of violence every year. This exposure is not only a violation of child rights; it can...

Matthew H. Morton |