International Poverty Day, which falls today, is yet another call to action to eradicate poverty across the world and help Firoza and millions of others live a better life.

Henry G. Kerali |

Malaysia has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty, but it is now time for the country to raise official poverty standards as other middle- and high-income countries have done.

Kenneth Simler |

The country’s ongoing conflict continues to foster uncertainty among youth, leaving no clear pathway for personal and professional development.

World Bank Afghanistan |

Shakiba Delawari is a senior student at Kabul University’s clinical psychology and counseling department. As a female university student, she is in minority as most girls in Afghanistan marry…

Harsha Aturupane |

The coverage of health care in Afghanistan has improved with the number of health facilities increasing from 598 in 2004 to 2,684 in 2017, indicating that more than 87 percent of the population is…

Fraidoon Farzad |

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

Victoria Kwakwa |

The World Bank partnered with the National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) of Afghanistan to produce the first set of poverty maps for Afghanistan for the provinces of Kabul and Herat…

Christina Wieser, Xiayun Tan |