Women’s labor force participation worldwide over the last two decades has stagnated, and women generally earn less than men. (Photo: Tom Perry / World Bank) How can we Press For Progress —the…

Namita Datta |

Machine learning methods are increasingly applied in the development policy arena. Among many recent policy applications, machine learning has been used to predict poverty, soil properties, and…

Daniel Mahler, Paolo Brunori, Paul Hufe |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Natural resources management, particularly in the extractives industry, can make a meaningful contribution to a country’s economic growth when it leads to linkages to the broader economy. To…

Gözde Isik |

Prior to about 2005, for many tourists their Jamaican vacation was ruined at the last minute, by the hot and overcrowded conditions inside Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport. Fast…

S. Brian Samuel |

Lire ce billet en anglais Savez-vous que la troisième Semaine mondiale des Nations Unies pour la sécurité routière a eu lieu début mai ? Souvent, comme pour tout ce qui est omniprésent dans notre…

Marc Shotten |

The Debate .asset-video strong{display:none} Governments in the Arab world have long subsidized the price of energy. This gives citizens throughout the region access to cheap petrol and diesel,…

Will Stebbins |

The Debate .asset-video strong{display:none} Les gouvernements des pays arabes pratiquent depuis longtemps les subventions à l’énergie. Ce faisant, les populations de la région paient leur…

Will Stebbins |

The Debate .asset-video strong{display:none} تقوم حكومات العالم العربي بدعم الطاقة منذ سنوات طويلة. ويتيح هذا الدعم لمواطني المنطقة الحصول على بنزين رخيص وكهرباء مدعومة بأسعار تقل عن أسعار السوق.…

ويل ستيبينز |

Also available in Français | Español | 中文 In January, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim urged the audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos to look closely at a young, promising form of…

Heike Reichelt, Alexandra Klöpfer |