​​Junaid Ahmad,  World Bank Group Senior Director for Water, and Caren Grown, World Bank Group Senior Director for Gender,  wrote a blog for Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of World Toilet Day. …

Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Caren Grown |

I met Gilford Jirigani at a workshop in Port Moresby a few months ago. What struck me about him was his natural confidence and poise as he captured the audience’s attention - including mine-as he…

Walai Punena Jacklyn Tongia |

Can prepaid systems become an instrument to improve access and quality of water services to poor people in African cities and towns? Or does prepayment deny poor people more access to water? Do…

Chris Heymans, Kathy Eales |

Crime constrains investment and growth, and the costs ripple throughout society. Last month I was interviewing participants in the World Bank’s Urban Youth Employment Project in Port Moresby,…

Laura Keenan |

Women are less productive farmers than men in Sub-Saharan Africa. A new evidence-based policy report from the World Bank and the ONE Campaign, Leveling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women…

Michael O’Sullivan |

The expansion of household surveys in Africa can now show us the number of poor people in most countries in the region. This data is a powerful tool for understanding the challenges of poverty…

Kathleen Beegle |

Parece que todo el mundo está hablando de la desigualdad (i) en estos días y yo, por mi parte, estoy contenta de ver que este tema está siendo destacado durante los debates sobre el desarrollo.…

Ana Revenga |

Alors que le thème des inégalités (a) semble être aujourd’hui l’objet de tous les débats, je me réjouis, pour ma part, de voir cette question au premier plan des discussions sur le développement.…

Ana Revenga |