In the past decade, the GCC countries have made a number of steps towards improving women’s access to education, health care, and employment, as well as encouraging women to participate in...

Issam Abousleiman |

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 |

At a recent event at the World Bank’s annual Spring Meetings, Ibrahim AlSuwail, Deputy Governor of Saudi Arabia’s General Investment Authority (SAGIA), discussed just how far the Kingdom has come...

Issam Abousleiman |

Mental health is a critical health issue, whether you are young or old, and just as important as physical health. All too often, however, it seems that society tends to emphasize the latter,...

Youth Voices Georgia |

Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade...

Sheila Dutta |

Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan. © littlesam/Shutterstock [[tweetable]]In many developing countries, there are glaring gaps in the quantity of infrastructure per capita.[[/tweetable]] For...

Joaquim Levy, Zamir Iqbal |

Also available in: Español  | العربية Starting this month, an estimated 9 million women will be able to get behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia after the historic announcement in September last year...

Katrin Schulz, Nato Kurshitashvili |

Photo: Pixabay Creative Commons Solar power is experiencing a surge in popularity across the globe. It prevents carbon emissions, helps diversify the power generation mix, reduces dependence on...

Susanne Foerster |

This year, the annual Doing Business Report – by far the most anticipated and cited World Bank publication – celebrates its 15th year. Starting in 2003, the fledgling report, which covers about...

Stefka Slavova |