WePOWER's partnership with the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board resulted in increased participation of BREB's women employees.

Tanuja Bhattacharjee, Tehreem Saifey |

The World Bank Group's 2020 Human Capital Index reminds us that much still needs to be to done to strengthen human development outcomes such as health and education.

Hartwig Schafer |

Bangladesh's Siddhirganj power plant helps build a better school.

Sabah Moyeen, Iqbal Ahmed |

As retail stores close in the United States and Europe, the declining demand for garment products is affecting workers in developing countries. Feeling the loss of sales, buyers are canceling...

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Deeksha Kokas , Raymond Robertson, Diego Cardozo Medeiros |

Can greater regional integration, knowledge exchange programs and cross-border trade, improve economic opportunity and livelihood for the poor, and empower women at the same time? With the right...

Nasirra Ahsan |

The outsized risk of harassment that women face daily, in turn, affects their decisions whether to take a bus or even whether to get a job.

Andy Kotikula, Diana J. Arango |

The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for...

Hartwig Schafer |

A recent study examines regional and urban-rural patterns of undernutrition and overnutrition, dietary diversity, household food security, and the growth dynamics of adolescent girls aged 10 to 19...

Ziauddin Hyder |

Engaging communities to monitor public procurement is challenging, and Bangladesh is no exception. Then how do you motivate rural women to monitor public procurement work and defy traditional...

Erina Mahmud |