يشعر المحللون بالحيرة منذ بعض الوقت لانخفاض معدلات مشاركة المرأة في العمل في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، فهي أدنى من أي منطقة أخرى من مناطق العالم.وقد تحدد عدد الأسباب المتعارضة التي تتراوح…

ماتيو جروه |

        The low participation rates of women in the workforce in the Middle East and North Africa, lower than any other region in the world, has puzzled analysts for some time. A number of…

Matthew Groh |

Pakistan’s population of nearly 181 million is growing at 2% per year; this population explosion has resulted in the country meeting the international definition of water stress—water availability…

Masroor Ahmad, Sana Ikram Sharif |

When a disaster strikes, such as a hurricane or a major earthquake, relief efforts are often hampered by destroyed or damaged ground infrastructure, mostly roads, bridges, and railway networks. In…

Charles E. Schlumberger |

Almost two weeks ago, when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the United States, the importance of sustainable transport--which is the field I work in--really came home to me.  I was in New…

Virginia Tanase |

Like a Bollywood dance sequence, South Asia’s growth numbers tend to dazzle. It is the second-fastest-growing region in the world after East Asia. But behind the glamour lies a paradox. Despite…

Mabruk Kabir, Joe Qian |

The idea for looking into the issue of microfinance outreach to women in Pakistan had been of interest to the World Bank for some time.  Outreach of the microfinance sector to women borrowers had…

Mehnaz Safavian |

Français | Español بالنظر إلى المجتمعات في مختلف أنحاء المعمورة، نرى أن هناك نقصا مريعا في المرونة بحياتنا الحديثة. فقد اتسعت المدن بدون تخطيط بعض المناطق باعتبارها معرضة للفيضان والعواصف، ودمرت…

راشيل كايت |

Read this post in Español, Français, عربي Looking at communities across our planet, there is a brutal lack of resilience in our modern lives. Cities have expanded without careful planning into…

Rachel Kyte |

In honor of Labor Day here in the US, I want to talk about a recent nutrition paper by Emla Fitzsimons, Bansi Malde, Alice Mesnard and Marcos Vera-Hernandez.   This paper, “Household Responses to…

Markus Goldstein |