Niñas en la escuela. Pakistán. © Caroline Suzman/Banco Mundial Durante mi infancia en Pakistán, a menudo me preguntaba por qué se esperaba que los niños se convirtieran en médicos o ingenieros…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |

فتيات في مدرسة. باكستان. كارولاين سوزمان/ البنك الدولي. حيث أنني تربيت في باكستان، كثيرا ماكنت أتساءل لماذا كان يُتوقع للأولاد أن يصبحوا أطباء ومهندسين، بينما كان يتم تشجيع الفتيات، وأنا بينهن،…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |

Girls attend school. Pakistan. © Caroline Suzman/World Bank Growing up in Pakistan, I often wondered why boys were expected to become doctors or engineers while girls, including me, were…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |

El 17 de mayo es el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia (IDAHOT, por sus siglas en inglés). ¿Por qué debería importarnos el IDAHOT? Porque la orientación sexual e identidad de…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Clifton Cortez |

Le 17 mai est l'occasion de célébrer la Journée internationale contre l’homophobie et la transphobie. Pourquoi s’intéresser à cette journée ? Parce que les questions d'orientation…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Clifton Cortez |

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, or IDAHOT.   Why should we care about IDAHOT? Because sexual orientation and gender identity, or SOGI, matters.   [[…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Clifton Cortez |

Editor’s Note: This guest blog is by Salah-Eddine Kandri, the Global Sector Lead for education at the International Finance Corporation (IFC).   According to a report from McKinsey, about 60…

Salah-Eddine Kandri |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

For the poor and vulnerable of the world, jobs are key to ending poverty and driving development. But not all jobs are equally transformational.  Photo: Jonathan Ernst / World Bank Jobs are what…

Alvaro Gonzalez |

Several of the government’s recent economic initiatives have the potential to kick-start Thailand’s economy. To achieve the economic transformation it has been aspiring for, having a skilled…

Dilaka Lathapipat, Lars Sondergaard |