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 |

The experience of Bangladesh is a microcosm of the larger trend in global extreme poverty. Several countries at various levels of development have shown in the last few decades that it is possible…

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

Protecting ASEAN’s impressive gains over the past two decades will require prioritizing investments in people – that is, human capital.

Victoria Kwakwa |

Robots may not be taking all our jobs, but they are changing profoundly the way we work. Take the European Union (EU), where jobs are increasingly about “non-routine cognitive” and “interpersonal…

Christian Bodewig |

To boost productivity and go the next mile in its development path, Malaysia must improve its human capital through better learning and nutritional outcomes and social protection programs. (Photo…

Richard Record, Harsha Aturupane |

Las imágenes que se ven en todo el mundo son ahora sinónimos del ébola: profesionales de la salud con sus trajes de protección, desinfectando instalaciones acordonadas con redes de color naranja,…

Franck Sidney Chrysantheme Bitemo |

Hombres y mujeres en la entrada de una escuela que brinda educación a personas con discapacidad en Rumania.  Fotografía: Flore de Préneuf/Banco Mundial/CC BY-NC-ND En el último Foro Económico…

Kristalina Georgieva |

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 |