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 |

Last month, I attended the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, where policymakers from across the world gathered to strategize about ways to achieve a demographic dividend—...

Annette Dixon |

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Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Elif Ayhan |

Girls School in Sanaa. © UNICEF Yemen [[tweetable]]Creating sustainable peace and development solutions for countries affected by conflict, crisis and violence is a global responsibility for the...

Franck Bousquet, Oscar Fernández-Taranco |

© 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 |

When Dara Dotz, an industrial designer, travelled to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010, she saw firsthand the supply chain challenges people were facing that had life threatening...

Emma Phillips, Autumn Lansford |

The countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) endure a paradox. They have a highly educated labor force but a large pool of unemployed youth. Whether this contradiction results from...

Lili Mottaghi |

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 |

Participants from 90 countries and 400 organizations joined the 2018 Fragility Forum to explore development, humanitarian and security approaches to fostering global peace and stability. © World...

Franck Bousquet |