The perceived benefits of formalization include better access to credit, justice, large formal clients, and, for the government, higher tax revenues. But according to recent literature, most…

Jamele Rigolini, Juan Chacaltana |

Women stitch handicrafts at Everest Fashion Fair Craft in Lalitpur, Nepal. © Peter Kapuscinski/World Bank [[tweetable]]Technology and what it will do to change how we work is the driving obsession…

Kristalina Georgieva |

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 |

Photo: Guillermo Barrios del Valle/Flickr In the Andean mountain range in the province of Arequipa, women can be found working on rural road maintenance projects. Meanwhile, back in the capital,…

Karla Dominguez Gonzalez, Miriam Müller, Farima Alidadi |

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 |

There has been a doubling in the number of developing countries that provide social safety programs to their citizens. What is causing this shift? Photo: Mohammad Al-Arief/World Bank Social safety…

Michal Rutkowski |

This is the fourteenth in our series of job market posts this year.  Despite massive increases in school enrolment in developing countries, learning levels have lagged behind. But the range in…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Increasingly more aspects in our lives are powered by technology, yet women aren’t represented in the roles that create this technology. In many places there are barriers to simply using…

Mariana Dahan, Melanie Walker |

Infographic: high resolution Last week the World Bank Group’s Annual Meetings was held in Lima, Peru. The country has enjoyed more than a decade of strong economic growth. But what has this meant…

Elizabeth Ruppert Bulmer, David Robalino, Leonardo Iacovone, Angela Elzir, Mathilde Perinet, Reyes Aterido |

The economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean is putting pressure on workers and wages and forcing some people out of the labor force, according to a new report released during a live-…

Donna Barne |